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Japan’s VRize launches 360-degree VR ad network in closed beta

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based VRize, developing ad business in the virtual reality (VR) space, last week announced the closed beta launch of...

Japan’s HiNative, Q&A app for language learning, secures $2M to boost user growth

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lang-8, the company behind a Q&A app for language learning called HiNative, announced on Wednesday that it has...

15 Japanese startups pitch at Rising Expo 2013, TwitCasting takes top prize

See our Japanese coverage of Rising Expo here On Friday, Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures held its annual Rising Expo 2013 event which showcased up-and-coming 15 startups...

Japan’s online coding school startup Progate nabs $880K for Asian expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Progate, offering an online code learning service under the same name, announced on Monday that it has secured...

Japan’s Cluster to launch social VR hangout rooms for live events and gatherings

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cluster is developing a virtual reality (VR) platform under the same name capable of holding events on a...

Japan’s Pulit gets million US dollars to help publishers stream content on own channels

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pulit, the Japanese startup developing distribution technologies for digital image and video content, announced on Wednesday that it...

Japan’s Tech Bureau raises $14.7M to boost blockchain apps, cryptocurrency exchange

See the original story in Japanese. Tech Bureau, the Japanese startup offering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, announced today that it has fundraissed 1.6 billion yen...

Triple W Japan, developer of DFree urination predictor, secures $4.4M pre-series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Triple W Japan, the startup which developed urination predictor device DFree, announced on Monday that it has raised...

Japan’s Jiraffe launches “honesty” app Peing – QuestionBox for global audience

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Jiraffe announced today that it had launched a so-called “honesty” app for 40 English-speaking markets. The app, dubbed...

Delighted gets $1.1M series A, notifies office workers of visitor arrivals in smarter way

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Delighted, the Japanese startup offering an iPad-powered unmanned reception system called Receptionist, announced on Wednesday that it had...

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