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How to turn your iPhone into a retro television on the cheap

One of my favorite things about Japan is the abundance of creative gadget and accessory makers here. Among the more interesting ones is Hashy...

Japan’s content marketing agency Innova raises $2.1M from Salesforce and others

Tokyo-based SEO and content marketing agency Innova announced today that it has fundraised 220 million yen (about $2.1 million) from Salesforce.com, Draper Nexus, and...

5 Japanese studios team up to create online anime platform for overseas markets

Five Japanese animation studios and two Japanese advertising agencies announced yesterday that they will jointly found a web-based content distribution platform called Daisuki...
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Docomo publishes ‘Twitter Local Yellow Pages’ for Japan

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) has announced a new ‘Twitter local yellow pages’ mobile site in cooperation with Twitter Japan and local radio...

Japan’s Line launches $42 million fund, looking to diversify revenue stream

Japanese internet messaging company Line announced today that it has founded a new fund focused on investing in e-commerce, payments solutions, O2O (online-to-offline), media,...

Japan’s From Scratch raises $8M to enhance integrated digital marketing platform

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based From Scratch, the company behind an integrated digital marketing platform called B->Dash, recently announced that it has fundraised...

In Japan, Voltage brings Gossip Girl game to iPhone

At the recently held Tokyo Game Show 2013, we had a chance to speak with the folks at Voltage, a company specializing in the...

From the 3rd Japan Startup Awards, panel discussion with international media guests

The content of this article first appeared on CNET Japan. It has been translated and reproduced by The Bridge with the approval of CNET...

Taiwan’s iChef wins pitch competition at Global Brain Alliance Forum in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. This is part of our coverage of Global Brain Alliance Forum 2014. Tokyo-based startup VC firm Global Brain held an...

Japanese startup Translimit raises $100,000 to launch social quiz app

Tokyo-based startup Translimit announced today that it has raised 10 million yen (about $100,000) from Genuine Startups  and Skyland Ventures. The funds will go...