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Pitapat launches invitation-only Q&A app for startups and entrepreneurs

Tokyo-based startup Pitapat, known for having developed a Facemash-like girl-finding app, introduced its first (more pragmatic) app for business people today. It's called Qixil...

Deadline approaching for G-startup event in Beijing, get your application in now!

We just received a short note from the folks over at Beijing-based GWC reminding us that the deadline for their G-Startup event is just...

Closet shopping for material girls: Material Wrld makes its public debut

Material Wrld, a high end marketplace for used clothes, made it’s official debut after six months in beta operation. This New York-based startup was...

How Stores.jp is helping small businesses in Japan come online

While it is unlikely that we’ll see an ecommerce competitor as huge as Rakuten in the near future, there is still much room to...

Japanese corporate communication platform Talknote has more than 5,000 clients

See the original story in Japanese. Talknote, a Tokyo-based startup providing an in-company social network platform for sharing among colleagues, announced that it has acquired...

Subscription-based Japanese sake service? Yes please!

Hanami season is not only a wonderful time to check out cherry blossoms, but it also gives us a great excuse to drink sake...

5 more fun startups from Japan’s KDDI Mugen Labo

KDDI Mugen Labo, the tech startup incubator from Japan's second largest telco, recently unveiled five startups which qualified to participate in the fourth batch...

14 standout financial solution startups from Japan

These days in Japan, there are a bunch of startups providing accounting or financial solutions, both for personal and business use. Let’s take a...

How a Japanese stealth startup plans to push small business accounting to the cloud

Tokyo-based startup CFO K.K. today unveiled a cloud-based accounting solution called Freee, a service that aims to set SME owners free from routine accounting....

Japan’s Open Network Lab now taking applications for its incubation program

See also this story in Japanese. Open Network Lab (aka OnLab), a Tokyo-based tech incubator backed by Digital Garage and NetPrice.com, has today started receiving...