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Japan’s growth hacking startup Kaizen Platform appoints new CFO

This is the abridged version of our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based Kaizen Platform, the startup that operates web app A/B testing service PlanBCD, announced...

Crowdfunding campaign underway for Kayac’s LED skirt that lights up your thighs

See the original story in Japanese. After meeting the funding target for their Danbokko Kitchen crowdfunding campaign on 26 March, Tokyo-based creative agency Kayac is...

Japanese startup aims to disrupt market duopoly with razor subscription service

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qYWce4EQM?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. Shaving is regular part of most men’s daily routine. And now there’s a Japanese company...

Japan’s Creema launches iOS app, gives users instant access to handmade items sellers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Creema, the startup behind a C2C marketplace for handmade items, announced 7 November that it has introduced an iOS app for the...
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After becoming Japan’s top iPhone app, ReceReco sees download surge

Just recently we told you about Japanese personal finance app ReceReco, which at that time had announced that it had surpassed 500,000 downloads. Since...

What good is Silicon Valley to Japanese entrepreneurs? [NES 2014 panel]

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...

The Global Brain Alliance Forum: Highlights from the pitches and panels in Tokyo

Tokyo-based investment company Global Brain held its annual startup conference event in Tokyo this past Friday, the Global Brain Alliance Forum, or GBAF for...

Japan’s Recruit holds Tech Lab Paak Demo Day, teams from 3rd batch exhibit outcomes

See the original story in Japanese. TECH LAB PAAK in Shibuya, Tokyo is a community space only for member IT creators, established by Recruit Holdings (TSE:6098,...
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Larry Ellison talks about why data collection and use is not inherently bad

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...

iChef’s restaurant point of sales solution impresses at Echelon Tokyo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjX92FLm1V0&w=640&h=360] We had the pleasure of attending e27’s Echelon Tokyo Satellite event today, where Taiwan-based startup ICHEF won the judges prize at the events...