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Crypto-currency and Blockchain: Future of Finance?

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Focusing on financial sector development,...

Japan’s Novars lands $1.2M to get anything battery-powered under control with ‘smart’ coppertop

See the original story in Japanese. In a crowdfunding campaign back in November, the MaBeee dry cell-shaped IoT (Internet of Things) gadget raised more than...

Former Google Glass challenger re-invents social networking app but not to meet

See the original story in Japanese. (Photographs in this articles are provided by Doki Doki for the most part.) Sekai Camera, Tab, Telepathy... the apps and...

Japan’s Xtreme Design raises $620K to go beyond virtual supercomputer on-demand

See the original story in Japanese. Correction: In the first paragraph, there was an error in the number of digits of the funding amount in...

AI-powered fashion coordination app ties up with Japanese leading clothing store chain

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Colorful Board, the Japanese startup offering a fashion coordination app leveraging artificial intelligence called Sensy, announced today that...

Japan’s One Visa helps companies better manage visa applications of foreign workers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Residence recently unveiled the open beta version of One Visa, the online visa applications management platform. It allows...

Sapeet brings avatar-based 3D try-on tool using only web browser for online shoppers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sapeet, the Japanese fashion-tech startup spun of from the University of Tokyo, recently announced the launch of an...

Korea’s Zoyi, analytics startup for retailers, gets $4M series B for massive Japan rollout

See the original story in Japanese. Seoul-based Zoyi Corporation, the Korean startup providing the Walk Insights offline customer analysis service and the Channel.io online sales support...

Accounting SaaS provider Money Forward foraying into blockchain and crypto business

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Money Forward (TSE:3994), the Japanese company providing SaaS (software as a service)-based accounting solutions, announced last week that...

Japan’s Dentsu Ventures invests in health tracking lab-in-a-box developer Cue

See the original story in Japanese. Dentsu Ventures, the corporate venture capital of Japanese ad agency Dentsu (TSE:4324), announced today that it has invested an...