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Takeshi Hirano

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Takeshi is a Japanese tech blogger and a co-founder of The Bridge, and is also the CEO for bootupAsia, Inc. He started his career as a web designer.

Japanese corporate communication platform Talknote has more than 5,000 clients

See the original story in Japanese. Talknote, a Tokyo-based startup providing an in-company social network platform for sharing among colleagues, announced that it has acquired...

NTT Docomo launches startup incubation program, partners with 500Startups and B Dash Ventures

See original story in Japanese Japan's largest mobile telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) today announced its new incubation program called 'Docomo Innovation Village' (first alluded to back...

Lang-8: The language learning startup that’s playing the long game

Lang–8, launched in 2007, is a language-learning platform in which users from different language backgrounds can socially correct each other’s writings. The CEO YangYang Xi...

Japanese fashion coordination site iQON raises $3.2M, will boost marketing efforts

See original story in Japanese Vasily, a Tokyo-based startup which runs online fashion coordination service iQON, announced today that it has fundraised a total...