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Meet the startup crowdsourcing Japanese demand for overseas musicians

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Yuno Group today launched a crowdfunding site focused on live musical performances. It enables music fans in...

Japanese startup hopes you have space in your living room for their photo tiles

See the original story in Japanese. Many of us enjoy taking mobile snapshots every day, and here in Japan this tendency has helped photobook services,...
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Cooori: A web-based spaced repetition system for learning Japanese

There have been many Japanese language learning software systems that have emerged over the years, but I think the most effective ones are the...

Japanese ecommerce service boasts 70% returning users

Japanese fashion e-commerce website Factelier just celebrated its one year anniversary. As we have mentioned in a previous post, Factelier creates made-in-Japan quality apparel...
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Two young Japanese entrepreneurs discuss their recent buyouts

See the original story in Japanese. This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Osaka 2013. Two Japanese startups that have experienced an...
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Puteko poised to push its AR coloring books in Japan

This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Osaka 2013. As we reported earlier today, Japanese startup Kaizen Platform walked away...

5 great ideas from the 8th Samurai Venture Summit

Last weekend at the Microsoft Japan office in Tokyo, the eighth edition of the Samurai Venture Summit took place. This is a semi-annual startup...

Japanese startup replaces formal job interviews with drinking parties

Some of our readers may recall when we wrote about Wild Card, a platform that tries to make job hunting a little easier. Another...

Japan’s cloud-based invoicing platform Misoca raises $300,000

See the original story in Japanese. Nagoya-based Standfirm, the startup behind cloud-based invoicing platform Misoca, recently announced that it has raised 30 million yen (about...

Couples app Pairy wins top prize at Docomo Innovation Village demo day

See the original story in Japanese. Docomo Innovation Village, the incubation initiative of Japan’s NTT Docomo, hosted a demo day event on Thursday, showcasing startups...

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