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Rick Martin

Rick Martin is a Canadian living in Japan, and is a writer and editor for The Bridge. For feedback or story pitches, feel free to contact him here.
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Discovering opportunities beyond design: Sacha Greif on ‘Discover Meteor’

Sacha Greif is a designer and developer born in France, now based in Osaka, Japan. I’ve been interested in his work for some time,...

Build a website entirely on your smartphone with Dino

Here’s a fun free web tool from Japan that lets you create websites using nothing more than your smartphone’s browser. Dino ( is a...
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A missed opportunity for Japan’s startup ecosystem

From KPCB’s internet trends report released yesterday, comes an interesting factoid: 60% of the top 25 tech companies founded by 1st and 2nd...

Yahoo Japan’s public transit app surpasses 10M downloads

Yesterday Yahoo Japan announced that its Yahoo Transit application, which tells you directions and transit times for walking, trains, buses, and planes, has surpassed...

In Japan, Sega Networks hits the pub to promote its mobile soccer game

Sega Networks will hold a collaboration event in the month of June around its mobile soccer game ‘Saka tsuku shoot’ here in Japan...

Puzzle & Dragons’ small but enthusiastic North American fan base

Via, there’s news that the North American version of Gungho Online Entertainment’s hit mobile game Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed 4 million downloads....

Fujitsu to offer mobile health support services to women in Japan

NTT Docomo recently unveiled its new summer smartphone lineup, and included among its new handsets was the Arrows NX F–05F. Made by Fujitsu, this...

Japan-based Wantedly brings its social job platform to Android

Back in February we told you about the release of a new iOS application from Japan-based Wantedly, allows you to access the startup’s online...

Spark Profit: Fantasy trading game promises rewards with no risk

A few days ago we told you about Hong Kong-based online brokerage service 8 Securities which just recently made moves to expand its business...

Pinterest hopes ad giant Dentsu can make it big in Japan

Today Pinterest Japan announced that it will ally with Japanese advertising giant Dentsu to expand its business in Japan, as the social image curation...

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