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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 telemedicine and drug delivery platform Port Medical raises $7.9 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Port is preparing for the beta launch of Port Medical, a telemedicine platform allowing chronic patients to consult...

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...
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As Ring meets its Kickstarter goal, we wonder — Is it just vaporware?

Many of our readers may have read over on TechCrunch recently that ‘Ring,’ a hardware device that ostensibly gives you the ability to control...

Japan’s VRize, 360-degree VR ad network, secures six-digit funding from B Dash, Speee

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. Tokyo-based VRize, the company developing ad network business in the virtual reality (VR) space,...

Bringing projection mapping to billiards, OpenPool is now on Kickstarter

OpenPool, the very clever interactive DIY billiards kit from Japan that uses projection mapping, is currently on display at SXSW in Austin, Texas....

After manga app success, Korean founder embarking on decentralized ad exchange

See the original story in Japanese. Some readers who participated in our community events since we started up our business may recall Youngwook Ko. In...

Japan’s wearable walkie-talkie Bonx, dramatically changing the way we enjoy outdoor sports

See the original story in Japanese. A product that might completely change the way we have fun outdoors has come onto the scene. The Bonx...

Japan’s Factbase unveils cryptocurrency market forecast platform at Blockchain Expo

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-basedFactbase announced a cryptocurrency-focused market forecast platform called Signal at Blockchain Expo, which just finished in Santa Clara, US...

Kyoto’s Makers Boot Camp partners with La French Tech to help more IoT startups...

This is a guest post by Sabrina Sasaki, a marketing representative of Kyoto-based hardware startup accelerator Makers Boot Camp. The accelerator holds the Monozukuri...