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Tokyo Otaku Mode secures up to $14M from Japan’s state-backed fund

Tokyo Otaku Mode, the startup behind the Japanese subculture site of the same name, announced today that it has fundraised from Cool Japan Fund,...

Japan-based design site Creatty launches e-commerce channels

See the original story in Japanese. Creatty is a website that allows creators to show off their work online. Connehito, the Japan-based startup that operates...

Japan’s iCARE raises $880,000 to help companies better care for employee health

See the original story in Japanese. The awareness of “Health and Productivity Management” in which corporations can expect better results in management upon focusing on...

Japan’s CAPTCHA startup Capy accepted into Microsoft Ventures accelerator in Tel Aviv

Capy is a Delaware-registered and Tokyo-based startup that is developing an alternative security technology to replace CAPTCHA. The company announced on Friday that it...

TeamLab’s vision of Christmas future: A 2-ton, 4D animated tree in Japan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlmkXsaYtwI&w=620&h=345] Few companies in the world are as creative, collectively, as Tokyo-based teamLab. Their recent digital creations cover an incredible range, including an interactive...

Japan’s Bitforest to launch vulnerability scanner for continuous integration development

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Bitforest recently launched a teaser site for the global edition of VAddy, a cloud-based web vulnerability scanning tool. Integrated with continuous integration (CI) tools,...

Japan’s Metaps ties up with Yukai Engineering to help robotics companies make money

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Metaps, the startup best known for an app monetization platform using artificial intelligence, partnered with Japanese robotics and...

StickerMe: Add your own face to mobile chat stickers, share on Facebook, Line, or...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep3fDhvk5BM] Adding to our growing list of fun Japanese photo apps, here’s one for all your guys who have joined the mobile chat app...

Asia’s mobile flea market app Duriana raises $2.5 million from Beenos, others

See the original story in Japanese. Duriana Internet, a Malaysia- and the Philippines-based startup that provides mobile flea market app Duriana, has secured $2.5 million...

Japanese mobile auction site for women wins at KDDI Demo Day [Photos]

Last week KDDI Mugen Labo held a demo day event for its fifth batch of incubated startups. Our readers may recall that we previewed...