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Samurai Incubate exhibits fun new startups and ideas in Tokyo

Tokyo-based startup incubator Samurai Incubate is planning to launch another co-working space at Odaiba, Tokyo's waterfront area. The group already has a venue for...
From left: Kyohei Teshima (CGO), Keisuke Shibata (CEO), and Akira Kudo (web developer)

Japan’s Designclue wants to build Asia’s largest logo crowdsourcing market

See also this story in Japanese. Designclue is a service that lets you crowdsource logo creation to freelance designers regardless of their location or nationality....

Singapore’s Intraix partners with Smart Integration on smarter home energy management in Japan

Singapore-based startup Intraix has just announced a partnership with a Japanese company, Smart Integration, in the hopes of distributing its smart home energy management...
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Meet the Japanese company that’s making a sign language keyboard

Here’s a great crowdfunding project that’s currently getting some attention in Japan. An initiative from Fujisawa-based ShuR, the SLinto project aspires to be the...

Japanese startups find creativity at Crowdworks

Crowdworks is the Japanese equivalent of design crowdsourcing sites like Logo Tournament or 99designs. It launched in March of 2012 and its total number...

Meet the Japanese startup aspiring to bring new voices to your games

See original story in Japanese. The high penetration of smartphone and tablet devices has made it a lot easier to enjoy rich visual and audio...

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Bouque.me helps Japanese couples finance weddings

Online wedding services are pretty hot these days. Websites like Loverly, a sort of Pinterest for weddings, and wedding-themed blogs like StyleMePretty are gaining...

Lonely on Valentine’s Day? In Japan, you can tweet and get chocolate from this...

With Valentine's Day almost here, Tokyo-based startup Gift Kitchen is running a campaign that allows 10 people to win a chance to get "giri-choco"...

How a Japanese hardware startup lets your phone and home appliances talk to each...

On the way back home from a day at work, it would be great if you could turn on your air-conditioner to make your...

15 Japanese startups pitch to compete in upcoming San Francisco event

San Francisco-based digital marketing agency Btrax has been holding its SF Japan Night pitch event for several years now, giving Japanese startups a chance...