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A new service gives Japanese students key info about their classes and profs

For businesses, school systems, and lots of organizations in Japan, everything starts around April. For new students to in universities, they have passed the...

How do you child-proof your smartphone? Japan’s Mimamorl app does the trick

On mobile, there is a lot of content out there that might be inappropriate for young kids (especially in gaming), and parents might want...
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KakaoTalk passes 10 million downloads in Japan

While NHN Japan’s Line is winning the chat application war in Japan by a large margin with over 45 million users , KakaoTalk is...

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...