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Japan’s AirIntern helps startups improve their branding, hire new staff

See the original story in Japanese. Startups are typically shorthanded when it comes to man-power. But if your brand is not very popular yet, and...

Japan’s online coding bootcamp platform TechAcademy acquired for $5 million

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based United (TSE:2497), the Japanese listed company focused on developing mobile apps and adtech...

Japanese social gifting startup launches purchase behavior analysis solution

See the original story in Japanese. Earlier this week KDDI Mugen Labo, held a demo day event which included a presentation from Giftee, a past...

Japan’s wearable walkie-talkie Bonx secures $1.8M for North American expansion

Tokyo-based Bonx, the Japanese startup developing a wearable walkie-talkie device under the same name, unveiled today its fundraising of 200 million yen (about $1.76...

Japan’s LaFabric, shirt and suit tailor startup, gets $6.6M to enrich original product lineup

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Lifestyle Design, running the LaFabric online store focused on made-to-measure shirts and custom business suits for men, announced...

Japan’s Aquabit Spirals secures $325K to enable online bookmarking on real objects

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Aquabit Spirals announced on Tuesday that it has fundraised 40 million yen (approximately $325,000) from K&P Partners in...
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Goyoo: Building a business on the popularity of internet cafes in China

In China, you can find lots of internet cafes in just about any city. Even after broadband or mobile devices have been widely adopted,...

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...

Japan’s answer to Airbnb, Hyakusenrenma, secures $13M in third funding round

Hyakusenrenma, the Japanese startup behind vacation rental services such as Stay Japan and Tomarina, has secured about 1.4 billion yen (about $13 million) from...
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Japan’s CloudDock has big plans for enterprise

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhP0rD75zi8&w=560&h=315] Readers may remember when we mentioned Japan-based cloud service CloudDock back in April at the Echelon Tokyo satellite event. The company which operates...