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5 great ideas from Hub Tokyo’s Spark Plug event

The Hub is the world's largest network of co-working spaces, with venues at more than 40 locations worldwide, and 100 more coming soon. At...
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Japanese knowledge sharing site Qiita could reach as many as half the nation’s programmers

See the original story in Japanese. Qiita is a knowledge sharing platform for programmers, a place where they can exchange information and code snippets in...

Meet the startups from Open Network Lab’s latest Demo Day in Tokyo

Tokyo startup accelerator Open Network Lab, led by MIT Media Lab's director Joi Ito, held its demo day event today. We had a chance...
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Japanese startups App Socially, Whill to join 500 Startups incubator

The latest batch of startups to join the San Francisco-based 500 Startups incubator has been announced, with 28 companies coming into the program. We’ll...
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How flea markets are going mobile in Japan

There’s a lot of hype around the e-commerce space in Japan, particularly mobile commerce. According to a recent survey, one of four smartphone owners...

Meet the 5 newest startups from Movida Japan’s acceleration program

Tokyo-based startup accelerator Movida Japan, led by billionaire Taizo Son, today held its Demo Day unveiling five startups from the third batch of its...

Japanese online learning platform Mana.bo raises $374,000 from CyberAgent Ventures and other investors

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based online learning service startup Mana.bo has raised 38 million yen (approximately $374,000) in seed funding from several investors...

Japan’s Rebright Partners establishes a new fund focused on startups in Southeast Asia

Japanese seed investor Rebright Partners, led by veteran entrepreneur Takeshi Ebihara, recently formed a new investment fund focusing on the internet and mobile business...

Japanese startup 30min launches new service for finding bargain apartments

See also the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup 30min (pronounced as 'san zero minutes') has introduced gourmet-focused information services including a new 30min mobile app...
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Tokyo Otaku Mode and MTV81.com to partner on Japan entertainment news syndication

Japanese startup Tokyo Otaku Mode and MTV81.com (a MTV Japan website serving international audiences) have today announced a joint syndication deal which will see...