Japanese life science startup accelerator to launch shared wet lab in...

Japan’s life science VC fund / accelerator Beyond Next Ventures (BNV), community builder Link-J and realty concern Mitsui Fudosan (TSE:8801) have announced that they...

Yolo Japan helps foreigners in Japan secure job; mom serial entrepreneur...

See the original story in Japanese. Foreign labor prospects are prompting great expectations in Japan, well known for its employee shortage. The recent introduction of...

Japan’s MakeLeaps, cloud-based invoicing startup, announces acquisition by Ricoh

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MakeLeaps, the startup behind a cloud-based invoicing platform under the same name, announced on Friday that it has...

Open Network Lab showcases 6 teams from 17th batch Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Digital Garage hosted the Demo Day for its Open Network Lab acceleration program earlier this month. The program celebrated...

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...

Japan’s Meltin MMI raises $18M to further develop avatar robots, medical devices

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese robotics startup Meltin MMI announced today it has raised 2.02 billion yen (about $18 million US) from Sumitomo...

Ginco wallet app launches decentralized exchange for crypto investors outside Japan

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ginco, the Japanese startup developing a multi-cryptocurrency wallet app, officially announced the launch of its decentralized exchange (DEX) on the app. The availability of the DEX function will be limited to users outside Japan for the time being because it may require them to register as a “virtual