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Japan’s Laboratik secures $745K seed round to help companies visualize teamwork

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Laboratik -- the Japanese startup providing insight to optimize team work through a smart bot platform called A;...

Minrevi, Japan’s end-of-life startup, starts selling monk prayer service on Amazon

Tokyo-based Minrevi, a Japanese startup that connects bereaved families to funeral homes and other end-of-life service providers, has commenced accepting orders through Amazon for...

Japan’s Secual, smart home security startup, ties up with major vacation rentals agencies

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Secual, the Japanese startup developing smart home security solutions under the same name, announced today that it has...

Japan’s wearable smart toy Moff gets $2.7M to make entry into healthcare business

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Moff, developing wearable sensor devices / services, last week announced that it has succeeded in fundraising in order...

Taiwan’s Health2Sync diabetes management platform gets $6M to boost Japan expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Taiwan-based Health2Sync, the startup behind a diabetes management platform under the same name, announced today that it has secured...

Aquatech startup Umitron secures $8.4M to help improve and sustain fisheries industry

See the original story in Japanese. Singapore- and Tokyo-based aquatech startup Umiton announced on Friday that it has raised from 920 million yen (about $8.4...

Japan’s influencer marketing startup BitStar expands into Greater China, Southeast Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup BitStar, the company behind influencer support platform under the same name and YouTuber production E-DGE, announced earlier...

UK-Japanese startup Kudan ties up with Hakuhodo to bring augmented reality to advertising

See the original story in Japanese. Bristol-/Tokyo-based Kudan, the startup developing an AR (Augmented Reality) engine, last week announced a business alliance with Japanese ad...

Japan’s Facy expands into Taiwan, helps local fashion stores get customers from online

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Styler, the Japanese startup offering an O2O (offline to online) support service for fashion and apparel stores called...

7 services cooked up at Cookpad’s recent hackathon in Tokyo

Cookpad is the biggest recipe portal in Japan. We mentioned it in our recent post titled 5 internet services Japanese women can’t do without....