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Facy, mobile app that drives customers to fashion retailers, looking at Asia expansion

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 under...

Japan’s Crevo raises $2.8M, aiming to help crowdsourced animators work smarter

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Crevo, the Japanese startup offering crowdsurced animation production platform, announced on Thursday that it has secured 310 million...

Makers Boot Camp opens international makerspace in Kyoto

See the original story in Japanese. Kyoto-based Darma Tech Labs (DTL), known for organizing a hardware-focused startup accelerator Makers Boot Camp (MBC), announced earlier this...

Japan’s Infostellar raises $7.3M in series A for satellite antenna sharing platform

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Infostellar, the Japanese startup developing and offering an antenna sharing platform for satellite operations, announced today that it...

Sumitomo Mitsui launches open innovation space in Tokyo’s most vibrant startup hub

See the original story in Japanese. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG, TSE:8316) earlier this month launched their first open-innovation base named Hoops Link Tokyo in...

Maipple ties up with Tokyo model agency, launches influencer matching platform for Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Maipple, the Japanese startup developing and offering a fashion marketplace app for Taiwanese consumers under the same name, announced...

Japan’s Tech Bureau raises $14.7M to boost blockchain apps, cryptocurrency exchange

See the original story in Japanese. Tech Bureau, the Japanese startup offering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, announced today that it has fundraissed 1.6 billion yen...

WAmazing, offering free SIM cards for foreign visitors to Japan, secures $9.2 million

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based WAmazing, the Japanese startup offering free SIM cards and tourism services to foreign...

Japan’s Autok, AI chatbot assistant that schedules your meetings, raises seed round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Regulus Technologies, providing a AI-powered personal assistant chatbot named Autok and Autok Biz capable of schedule arrangement for...

“Gift Show Life x Design” exhibition in Tokyo underscores startup role in IoT sector

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. The Gift Show's Life x...