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Japan’s Toyro brings life insurance online, raises funds from CyberAgent Ventures

See the original article in Japanese Toyro, a startup which operates an online insurance products platform called Insnext, announced that it has raised funds...

Japan’s AirIntern helps startups improve their branding, hire new staff

See the original story in Japanese. Startups are typically shorthanded when it comes to man-power. But if your brand is not very popular yet, and...
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Schoo: Japanese e-learning startup strives for excellence in content (Part 2 of 2)

We recently featured Japanese startup Schoo, and its effort to remake online learning through its web lectures platform. Today we bring you the second...
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Telepathy CEO discusses the future of wearable technology at TechCrunch Tokyo

At the first session of TechCrunch Tokyo, Telepathy’s CEO Takahito Iguchi took to the stage along with Kevin Landis, from chief investment manager from...

Check out Japanese news app Bizzlio and 8 other startups from Movida Demo Day

Tokyo-based startup incubator Movida Japan held a Demo Day event on Friday, showcasing more than two dozens startups from the fourth batch of its...
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Tadaku: Japan’s latest travel startup comes with a tasty twist

A little while ago we told you about Japan-based startup Kitchhike, which matches travelers with local hosts who prepare home cooked meals for...
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Japanese startup wants to set the standard for online learning

See the original article in Japanese On October 28th, my Twitter and Facebook streams suddenly got really busy. The culprit turned out to be a...

Tokyo Office Tour: SpinningWorks wants to bring bookworms back to offline bookstores

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFhqEYKh-ew?rel=0] SpinningWorks is a Tokyo-based startup that has been involved in providing a variety of web services since 2010. Among its past services is...

Japanese startup detects social media threats to kids, warns parents

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup A’s Child (pronounced as Ace Child) recently launched a web service that aims to protect children from...

Viibar wins OnLab demo day with crowdsourced video production solution

See the original story in Japanese. All photos courtesy of Open Network Lab. Tokyo-based startup incubator Open Network Lab (OnLab for short) held a demo...