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Sensei Note: Japan’s new social network for teachers

See the original article in Japanese Sensei Note, a new social network service for teachers, has officially launched in Japan. The service was originally started...
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Cooori: A web-based spaced repetition system for learning Japanese

There have been many Japanese language learning software systems that have emerged over the years, but I think the most effective ones are the...

Aroma Bit, Japan’s aroma sensing technology startup, adds two big names as advisors

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Aroma Bit, a Japanese startup developing a small-sized aroma sensor device, recently announced that it has appointed Batara...

Omise secures series B++ round funding from Global Brain, Mitsui Fudosan, SMDV

  See the original story in Japanese. Bangkok- and Tokyo-based Omise Holdings, providing the Omise online payment services as well as the OmiseGo (OMG) token economy-powered...

C Channel, video fashion media for women, acquires startup for Indonesian expansion

Tokyo-based C Channel, the Japanese startup offering a video-based digital fashion media for young women under the same name, announced today that it has...

Japan’s connected furniture startup Kamarq snags $3.2M to manufacture ‘smart’ tables

See the original story in Japanese. Kamarq Holdings is a startup to offer the high quality and connected furniture brand Kamarq. The company recently announced...

Japan’s BitStar, matchmaking engine for YouTuber stars and brands, secures $2.7M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Bizcast, the Japanese startup behind a matchmaking platform for YouTuber marketing called BitStar, announced on Monday that it...

Japanese blockchain startup Nayuta raises $1.3M round for “Lightning Network for IoT”

See the original story in Japanese. Based in the western Japanese city of Fukuoka, Nayuta has been offering new technologies that combine IoT (Internet of...

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 parking lot sharing platform Akippa raises $7.4M, unveils IoT gate control system

See the original story in Japanese. Akippa, which provides a peer-to-peer sharing and reservation service for car parking, announced that it has successfully raised funds...

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