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Gatebox, holographic virtual assistant, launches pre-orders for geeks in Japan, US

See the original story in Japanese. A holographic virtual assistant created in Japan has been unveiled. It's called Gatebox, displaying 2D characters in hologram image...

Japan’s Ookami, offering social network app for sports fans, secures series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ookami, the Japanese startup developing the "Player!" sports entertainment app, announced on Friday that the company raised an...

Japan’s Shippio secures seed round funding to offer streamlined freight forwarding

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Circle-in, developing the total support tool for international logistics works named Shippio, announced on Monday that it has...

Japan’s Comp launches meal replacement gummies with help from candy-making giant

See the original story in Japanese. While Japan has seen the birth of various FoodTech startups, the majority of them have aimed to solve problems...

AirX officially launches ‘Uber for helicopters’ service in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based AirX announced last week that it had officially launched a helicopter ridesharing service called CodeShare, enabling cheap use...

Finance data analytics startup Xenodata Lab. raises $2.2M from Japan megabanks, others

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Xenodata Lab., the Japanese startup developing an AI-powered finance data analytics leveraging Natural Language Processing (NLP), announced today...

Mobile payments startup Coiney and e-shop builder Stores.jp merged to share client base

See the original story in Japanese. Mobile payments startup Coiney and online shop builder Stores.jp -- both of Japan -- announced on Wednesday that the...

Hachitama smart cat toilet wins Hardware Cup in Osaka, advances to Pittsburgh finals

  See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Monozukuri Hardware Startup Consortium held Monozukuri Hardware Cup 2018 as a part of Hack Osaka 2018 last month....

JustInCase gets approval from regulator for P2P insurance, raises $1.4M pre-series A

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based insuretech startup JustInCase has been officially registered as a small-amount / short-term insurer by the Tokyo Finance Bureau....

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...

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