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Japan’s One Visa helps companies better manage visa applications of foreign workers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Residence recently unveiled the open beta version of One Visa, the online visa applications management platform. It allows...

Japan’s Z-Works secures $3.6M series A to assist elderly caregivers by IoT monitoring

See the original story in Japanese. Several news websites reported on Friday that Tokyo-based Z-Works, the Japanese startup developing IoT (Internet of Things) healthcare monitoring...

Japanese renowned investor launches $9M fund to nurture drone startup ecosystem

See the original story in Japanese. Kamakura Investment Management along with Japanese renowned investor Kotaro Chiba announced DroneFund, an investment fund focused on investing in...

Japan’s Cluster secures $1.8M series A to put VR hangout concept into showbiz industry

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cluster, the Japanese startup behind the social VR (virtual reality) app under the same name supporting several thousand people-scale...

Smart stethoscope startup AMI wins KDDI’s Mugen Labo accelerator 11th Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese leading telco KDDI (TSE:9433) held a Demo Day for its incubation program KDDI Mugendai Labo last week. Among...

Meet ‘On The Trip’, multilingual audio guide app for travel destinations in Japan

See the original story in Japanese. Serial entrepreneur, traveling entrepreneur, Yukimaru (to reference the Japanese anime series Naruto) -- Yuki Naruse is a man of...

From Monozukuri Hub Meetup in Kyoto: Entrepreneurship for Youth and Students in Japan

This is a guest post by Sabrina Sasaki, a marketing representative of Kyoto-based hardware startup accelerator Makers Boot Camp. The accelerator holds the Monozukuri...

Meet 8 startups on inbound travel from IBM BlueHub program’s latest batch in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. IBM Japan held the Demo Day event for their BlueHub open innovation program last week. The latest batch features...

Japan’s TownWiFi now offers mobile users with hassle-free public WiFi access in Asia

Tokyo-based startup TownWiFi has been developing and offering a mobile app for Android and iOS under the same name. The app allows mobile users...

Japanese adtech startup Fringe81 files for IPO

Tokyo-based Fringe81, the Japanese startup offering several adtech solutions, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been approved....