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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...

Japan’s in-car security startup Trillium secures series A funding from Global Brain

See the original story in Japanese. Nagoya-based Trillium, the Japanese startup providing security solutions for connected cars and autonomous motives, announced today that it has...

Mobile shoe fitting and ordering app Cinderella Shoes wins 8th KDDI Mugen Labo Demo...

See the original story in Japanese. On July 14th at Shibuya Hikarie in Tokyo, Japan’s leading telco, KDDI (TSE:9433) held a Demo Day event for...

Japan’s Axelspace gets $15M series A funding to boost satellite and remote sensing businesses

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Axelspace has been developing small and inexpensive satellites weighing some 60 kilograms. The company announced today that...
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Japanese stock photo service Pixta files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Pixta, a Tokyo-based company providing online stock photo service under the same name, had its IPO application with...

KDDI invests $113M, partners with 11 internet companies to better engage smartphone users

Japan's Nikkei reported earlier this morning that Japanese telco KDDI will partner with 11 internet companies to provide the former company’s subscribers with an...

Japan’s Global Brain partners with Korea’s startup incubator, sets up office in Campus Seoul

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Global Brain, a Japanese VC firm focused on investing in startups, signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with the Asan...

Japan brings brilliant colored designs to boring paper receipts

If you go into a Japanese convenience store, you might notice a little box by the register where customers can trash their unwanted receipts....

French tech startup unveils diving-use cruise controller at Marine Diving Fair in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Surf's up! As things start warming...

7 Japanese teams awarded at this year’s Microsoft Innovation Award

See the original story in Japanese. This article is part of our coverage of Microsoft Innovation Day in Tokyo. Under the theme of 'innovation by software,'...