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Japanese startup detects social media threats to kids, warns parents

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup A’s Child (pronounced as Ace Child) recently launched a web service that aims to protect children from...

Japanese personal accounting startup Money Forward raises $5 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Money Forward, the startup behind the personal accounting app of the same name, announced today that it has...

Viibar wins OnLab demo day with crowdsourced video production solution

See the original story in Japanese. All photos courtesy of Open Network Lab. Tokyo-based startup incubator Open Network Lab (OnLab for short) held a demo...

Meet the startup crowdsourcing Japanese demand for overseas musicians

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Yuno Group today launched a crowdfunding site focused on live musical performances. It enables music fans in...

Japanese e-commerce platform provider Base raises $2M from CyberAgent

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese e-commerce platform provider Base announced today that it will raise 200 million (approximately $2 million) from Japanese internet...

Japanese corporate communication platform Talknote raises $2 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Talknote, the startup behind the corporate communication platform of the same name, announced today it has raised 200...

Asoview partners with Yahoo Japan, proposes more weekend leisure options

See the original story in Japanese. In Japan, travel and leisure-related portals have been on the rise recently. Keeping with that trend, Tokyo-based Catarizm, the startup behind...
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Smartnews’s media channel subscriptions off to a good start in Japan

See the original story in Japanese. SmartNews is one of the many popular news apps available to Japanese consumers these days. The startup (of the...
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Japanese startup offers network optimization in Europe, sets up shop in Luxembourg

See the original story in Japanese. It’s been three months since I visited Luxembourg for ICT Spring 2013. Interestingly one Japanese startup, Skeed, recently launched...

Japanese startup hopes you have space in your living room for their photo tiles

See the original story in Japanese. Many of us enjoy taking mobile snapshots every day, and here in Japan this tendency has helped photobook services,...