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How Japan’s most international Startup Summer School was created

This is a guest post by Sushi Suzuki, Founder and Lead Organizer of Kyoto Startup Summer School. Sushi is a specially appointed associate professor at...

Japan Embassy in Bangkok, CP Group help Japan startups digitalize Thai conglomerates

This article was rearranged by our editorial from the original by Momoko Furukawa, Assistant to Executive/PR at TalentEx. TalentEX is a Bangkok-based startup offering...

Doreming Asia now allows employees in Vietnam to get paid before payday

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese financial inclusion startup Doreming Asia has developed a payroll system enabling calculation of the salary amount real-time before...

Japan Airlines launches $70M fund for business collaboration with startups

See the orignal story in Japanese. Japan Airlines (JAL) announced on Thursday that it is forming a new fund focused on investing in startups in...

Japanese crowdsourced translation startup Gengo acquired by Lionbridge

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based crowdsourced translation startup Gengo announced on Thursday that it has been acquired by Lionbridge Technologies. Financial terms on...

American Express buys Japanese restaurant reservation startup Pocket Concierge

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pocket Concierge, the Japanese startup offering an online restaurant reservation platform under the same name, has been fully...

Japanese deep learning startup Abeja raises series C extension round from Google

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Abeja, the company offering solutions for retail stores to improve customer path or traffic based on image analysis...

Japanese medical diagnostic imaging startup LPixel raises $27 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based LPixel, the Japanese startup behind AI-powered medical image diagnostic support technologies, recently announced that it has raised about...

How Japanese startups can help digital transformation efforts of Thai enterprises

This guest post is authored by Hiroko Mamoto, Public Retalations at Bangkok-based recruiting platform startup TalentEx. Some of our coverage about TalentEx can be found...

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...