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Japanese real estate crowdfunding platform Crowd Realty raises $3.1M from SBI, MUFG

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Crowd Realty, the Japanese startup offering a real estate-focused crowdfunding platform under the same name, announced on Monday...

Tomaruba wants to attract foreign visitors by IoT-powered traditional Japanese houses

See the original story in Japanese. Kyoto-based Tomaruba, the Japanese startup running vacation rentals businesses focused on traditional Japanese houses, announced today that it has...

Japanese referral recruitment platform Refcome secures $1.8 million funding round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Refcome, the Japanese startup behind a referral recruitment platform under the same name, announced earlier this month that...

Japan’s Base Food raises $880K seed funding to sell nutritionally complete pasta in US

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Base Food, developing a nutritionally complete food product capable of becoming a staple food named Base Pasta, in...

Dine, dating app that guarantees first dates, raises $1.3M from Japan’s marriage agency

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Mrk & Co, the Japanese startup behind mobile dating app Dine, announced earlier this month that it has...

Japan’s Meleap raises $2.6M to offer augmented reality-based sports experiences globally

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Meleap, the Japanese startup developing the Hado augmented reality(AR)-powerd sports game series and expanding a franchise of arcade...

Japan’s Hikakaku, purchase price comparison site for used items, raises $3.8M

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Jiraffe, operating the “Hikakaku!” purchase price comparison website for used items, on Thursday announced it had raised 400...

Triple W Japan, developer of DFree urination predictor, secures $4.4M pre-series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Triple W Japan, the startup which developed urination predictor device DFree, announced on Monday that it has raised...

Japan’s Kitchhike, Airbnb for home-cooked meals, gets $1.8M from Mistletoe, Mercari, others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Kitchhike announced on Tuesday that it has raised a total of 200 million yen (about $1.8 million US)...

Japan’s Vook, knowledge base and portfolio showcase for videographers, raises $875K

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Adoir, the Japanese startup running online platforms for videographers called Vook, announced on Monday that it has secured...