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Miselu unveils music keyboard for iPad in Japan, followed by US in January 2015

See the original story in Japanese. Silicon Valley-based Miselu, a startup developing “connected” musical instruments, unveiled a wireless music keyboard product called the C.24 at...
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Before Japan’s startup elite, Nintendo president talks innovation and the search for something new

This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Osaka 2013. The highlight of day one at B Dash Camp in Osaka...
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ClassBox is a must-have mobile app for Chinese university students

For university students who want to manage their class schedule, the default iOS calendar doesn’t quite have enough features. To address this shortcoming issue,...
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Docomo partners with Line, finds a creative way to relieve network strain

Back in January of 2012, Japanese carrier NTT Docomo (TYO:9437) attributed a network disruption to free VoIP applications, with popular chat app Line being...
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App of the Week: Pac-Man is the top iPhone app in 44 countries

More than a video game, Pac-Man - as one of the earliest hit video games - is a global icon. Even my grandmother recognizes...

Japanese fashion coordination site iQON raises $3.2M, will boost marketing efforts

See original story in Japanese Vasily, a Tokyo-based startup which runs online fashion coordination service iQON, announced today that it has fundraised a total...

Uniqlo drops a unique pop-up shop at Tokyo’s Shibuya station

A rather historical event took place at one of the biggest train stations in Japan Shibuya just a few weeks ago. The old Toyoko...

Minrevi, Japan’s end-of-life startup, starts selling monk prayer service on Amazon

Tokyo-based Minrevi, a Japanese startup that connects bereaved families to funeral homes and other end-of-life service providers, has commenced accepting orders through Amazon for...

Japan’s Metaps partners with KakaoTalk, helps Korean developers monetize apps

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese app monetization platform Metaps announced today that it has partnered with Kakao Corporation, the company behind the popular...

Japanese NPO launches crowdfunding campaign for mapping by drones after disasters

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) Crisis Mappers Japan has started a crowdfunding campaign on Japan’s crowdfunding website ReadyFor for a...