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Japanese startup aims to disrupt market duopoly with razor subscription service

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0qYWce4EQM?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. Shaving is regular part of most men’s daily routine. And now there’s a Japanese company...

Fabbit: A new incubation center set to open in Kitakyushu City, Japan

See the original article in Japanese An incubation center is set to open this spring in Kitakyushu City, in the south of Japan. The facility,...

Animal Buzz: Japanese startup launches website for viral animal videos

See the original article in Japanese On the Japanese edition of The Bridge, we recently reported about the launch of video-curation site Dropout. It follows...
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SunBridge Global Ventures invests in online tour platform AnyRoad

San Francisco-based AnyRoad, a web platform that connects tourists and tour guides, has just received investment from Tokyo-based SunBridge Global Ventures. The amount invested...

Traveloco matches first-time Japanese travelers with their countrymen abroad

Traveloco is a travel service for Japanese people who are traveling outside the country for the first time. It aims to connect Japanese travelers...

Inside Beijing’s startup scene: TechTemple nutures up-and-coming Chinese startups

Beijing Skyline See the original article in Japanese from last month Among the eight startups who pitched at a recent event at Beijing’s Tech Temple,...
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Chinese tech news site 36kr focuses on the little guys

Here’s some fun trivia: 36 is the atomic number of Krypton, the home planet of Superman. And making a reference to that factoid in...

Japan’s Wonderport lets you speak though remote virtual characters

In a previous article, we featured a number of mobile apps that come in handy for parents. Here's one that could be added to...
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Goyoo: Building a business on the popularity of internet cafes in China

In China, you can find lots of internet cafes in just about any city. Even after broadband or mobile devices have been widely adopted,...
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ClassBox is a must-have mobile app for Chinese university students

For university students who want to manage their class schedule, the default iOS calendar doesn’t quite have enough features. To address this shortcoming issue,...

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