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Japan’s Abeja, analytics for retail stores, gets $2M funding for ASEAN expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Abeja, the company offering solutions for retail stores to improve customer path or traffic based on image analysis...

Japan’s Toreta, reservation management platform for restaurants, secures $12 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Toreta, the company offering a reservation and customer management platform for restaurants under the same name, announced on...

18 startups from around the world compete at B Dash Camp pitch arena in...

This is a combined abridged version of the first article and the second article. As seen in this year’s theme ‘change,’ B Dash Camp 2016...

Japan’s CureApp gets $3.4 million for lifestyle diseases treatment using mobile apps

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s digital health startup CureApp announced on Monday that it has fundraised 380 million yen (about $3.4 million) from...

Japan’s Emerada lands $1.8M seed round to create financing marketplace for SMEs and startups

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based FinTech startup Emerada revealed on Wednesday that they have raised 200 million yen (around $1.8 million US) in...

Japan’s HoloEyes secures $1.3M series A, helps surgeons simulate operations in VR

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based HoloEyes, the Japanese VR (virtual reality) startup specialized in the medical field by developing surgical simulation content for...

WAmazing, offering free SIM cards for foreign visitors to Japan, secures $9.2 million

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based WAmazing, the Japanese startup offering free SIM cards and tourism services to foreign...

Japan’s Kitchhike, Airbnb for home-cooked meals, gets $1.8M from Mistletoe, Mercari, others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Kitchhike announced on Tuesday that it has raised a total of 200 million yen (about $1.8 million US)...

Japanese hottest unicorn Mercari expands AI research with Sharp and academia leaders

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Mercari, providing the peer-to-peer marketplace app under the same name, announced in December that it has established Mercari...

Robotics process automation startup Cinnamon gets funds from renowned angel investors

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Cinnamon, developing a document reading engine for "white collar" businesses, announced on Monday that it has secured...

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