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Neon launches unlimited nightclub-hopping pass for Tokyo visitors

Japanese startup 3.0 has been offering a subscription-based unlimited pass to nightclubs and discotheques in central Tokyo, called Neon. The company announced on Thursday...

Wantedly, Japan’s social recruiting startup, files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wantedly, Japan's social recruiting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has...

Japan’s Sekai Lab buys Danish agency Nodes to scale up outsourced app devs in...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service Sekai Lab, announced on Tuesday that it has...

Japan’s Comp launches meal replacement gummies with help from candy-making giant

See the original story in Japanese. While Japan has seen the birth of various FoodTech startups, the majority of them have aimed to solve problems...

Japan’s Warrantee foraying into on-demand insurance in partnership with industry giants

See the original story in Japanese. Warrantee, the Japanese startup offering a cloud-based warranty management service, announced in early July during a joint press conference...

Japan’s Sansan raises $38M from Toyota- and Sumitomo Mitsui-backed fund for Asia expansion

The Nikkei reported early this morning that Tokyo-based Sansan, the company that operates the business card-based CRM (customer relationship management) solutions, has secured 4.2...

Deep learning startup Preferred Networks raises $95M from Toyota for self-driving tech

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Preferred Networks (PFN), the Japanese startup offering deep learning technologies for Internet of Things (IoT), announced today that...

Xenoma’s E-skin, smart body-tracking outfit from Japan, launches Kickstarter campaign

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Xenoma, developing a smart apparel E-skin, recently announced that it would start sales targeting individual users. E-skin has...

Japan’s leading YouTuber management agency Uuum files for IPO

Tokyo-based Uuum, Japan's leading YouTuber management agency, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) has been approved. The company...

Singapore / Japan space-debris removal startup Astroscale raises $25M in series C

Astroscale, a Singapore- / Tokyo-based startup developing satellites to remove space debris from Earth’s orbit, announced on Friday that it has fundraised $25 million...