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Japan’s blockchain startup ZBB ties up with employee perks provider, promotes in-house currency for...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Zerobillbank Japan (ZBB) develops and provides the ZBB Core platform and the ZBB Mobile Wallet, helping companies issue...

Japan’s JustInCase snags another seed round to launch P2P insurance for mobile repairs

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based insuretech startup JustInCase announced on Wednesday that it has raised additional seed funding from 500 Startups Japan and...

Mobile payments startup Coiney and e-shop builder Stores.jp merged to share client base

See the original story in Japanese. Mobile payments startup Coiney and online shop builder Stores.jp -- both of Japan -- announced on Wednesday that the...

Japan’s Ginco raises $1.4M seed round from Global Brain, developing cypto wallet app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ginco, the Japanese startup developing a multi-cryptocurrency wallet app, announced on Wednesday that it raised 150 million yen...

Japan’s Zeals secures $3.9M series B round, offering conversational marketing bots

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Zeals, providing messenger-driven interactive ad service Fanp, announced on Monday that it had raised 420 million yen (about...

Japan’s Facy expands into Taiwan, helps local fashion stores get customers from online

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Styler, the Japanese startup offering an O2O (offline to online) support service for fashion and apparel stores called...

Kyoto’s Ship&co raises $920K to help more e-retailers easily ship and export goods

See the original story in Japanese. Kyoto-based Bertland, offering a SaaS (Software as a Service) based shipping and invoice issuing platform named Ship&co, announced ealier...

Spiral Ventures Japan closes oversubscribed 1st fund with $64M in partner commitments

See the original story in Japanese. Spiral Ventures Japan announced the final closing of Spiral Ventures Japan Fund 1 with 7 billion yen (about $64...

Japan’s Arcterus wins Global EdTech Startup Awards with study notes organizer app Clear

See the original story in Japanese. The Global EdTech Startup Awards (GESA) is the world's largest pitch completion focused on EdTech startups whose global finals...

Japan’s crypto exchange Coincheck gets hacked, loses $530M worth NEM tokens

At an emergency press briefing held on Friday midnight, Tokyo-based Coincheck -- one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan -- confirmed that they...