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Xenoma’s E-skin, smart body-tracking outfit from Japan, launches Kickstarter campaign

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Xenoma, developing a smart apparel product called E-skin, recently announced that it would start sales targeting individual users....
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Adways launches its app pre-registration service for the Korean market

See our report in Japanese Adways Korea, the subsidiary of Tokyo-based Adways Inc, has announced the official launch of its Yoyaku Top 10 service...

New Japanese travel startup hopes your photos will help others

See the original story in Japanese. We’ve seen many travel-focused online services from here in Japan. A reason why this space is on the upswing...
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Japan’s Crowd Cast secures series B funding to enhance expense balancing platform

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Crowd Cast, a startup offering expense balancing apps such as BizNote for Yayoi Online and Staple, announced earlier...

Japan’s handmade item marketplace Creema raises $10M to win fierce competition

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Creema, the Japanese startup behind C2C (consumer-to-consumer) marketplace for handmade items under the same name, announced that it...

Japanese e-commerce service Locondo partners with Spanish brand to strengthen its lineup

Locondo is a shoes and fashion e-commerce service that allows consumers to ‘buy first and than choose.’ What that means is that consumers can...

Japanese personal accounting startup Money Forward raises $12.6 million

This is the abridged version of our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based Money Forward, the startup behind the personal accounting app of the same name,...

Japan’s Comp launches meal replacement gummies with help from candy-making giant

See the original story in Japanese. While Japan has seen the birth of various FoodTech startups, the majority of them have aimed to solve problems...

Recruit Technologies brings five Berlin startups to pitch in Tokyo

Recruit Technologies, the IT company operating under Japanese human resources company Recruit Holdings, held an event called Berlin Innovation Meetup in Tokyo this week....
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Japanese collage app lets users mail New Year’s greeting cards

Back in September we wrote about Decopic’s impressive milestone of 30 million downloads. Community Factory, the maker of the photo sharing app, has lots...