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Smart driving assistant developer Drivemode acquired by Honda R&D

See the original story in Japanese. Honda R&D, the research and development-focused subsidiary of the Japanese automotive giant, announced on Monday that it has acquired...

Japanese AI-powered cancer detection startup raises $43M in series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based AI Medical Service, the Japanese startup developing the AI-powered technology to detect cancerous lesions from endoscopic footage, announced...

Japan’s “flying car” developer SkyDrive snags $14M, expects manned test flight this year

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based SkyDrive, the Japanese drone startup spun off from the Cartivator volunteer group consisting of aircraft, drone and automotive...

Japan’s UniFa, developing AI/IoT-powered kindergartner monitoring, secures $32M series C

See the original story in Japanese. Nagoya-based UniFa, the Japanese startup behind the Lookmee service brand using AI-powered IoT (Internet of solutions) solutions for tracking...

Japanese house construction management SaaS Andpad closes series B with $22.6M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Oct, the Japanese startup developing and providing the Andpad house construction management platform, announced on Thursday that it...

Japan’s Gitai, developing robots replacing astronauts, secures $4.1M series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Gitai, the Japanese telexistannce robotics startup for the space industry, announced on Tuesday that it has secured $4.1...

Japanese business chat tool developer Chatwork files for IPO

Kobe-headquartered Chatwork, the startup behind a cloud-based business chat tool under the same name, announced on Thursday that its IPO application to the Tokyo...
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News app developer Smartnews nabs $29M in series E, becomes Japan’s 3rd unicorn

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Smartnews, the developer of curated news app under the same name, announced on Monday that it has raised...

Japanese startup Nature raises $4.7M to grow smart AC control business globally

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Nature develops an IoT product for smart air-conditioner named Nature Remo. The company announced on Thursday that...

Japan’s Ground, developing AI and robotics for intelligent logistics, secures $16.2M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ground, the Japanese startup developing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions specifically focused on offering intelligent logistics, announced...

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