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Meet Kamelio, Japan’s latest mobile news app

See the original article in Japanese Tokyo-based startup Shiroyagi Corporation recently launched a news curation app called Kamelio. Here in Japan the competition between mobile...
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Mechika Boola: Mobile video editing app from Japan makes boring clips beautiful

I previously wrote about Honda’s RoadMovies, a very clever little app that lets you compose short 24-second montage videos by stringing together smaller bite-size...

The announcement I wish Nintendo would make

This morning I stumbled across M.G. Siegler’s post on the death of Nintendo, which he says has been “greatly under-exaggerated.” Like Siegler, I’m a...

Japan’s Recruit holds Tech Lab Paak Demo Day, teams from 4th batch present results

See the original story in Japanese. TECH LAB PAAK in Shibuya, Tokyo is a community space only for member IT creators, established by Recruit Holdings...

Japan’s Creww now offering a credit card for startups

The folks over at Tokyo-based startup community Creww.me have announced an interesting new addition to their marketplace, with a new credit card offering in...

Online variety store Iroya launches deals on “Japanese-colored” household items

This is the abridged version of our original article in Japanese. Iroya is an e-commerce site that specializes in selling items selected from a color-oriented...
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Tokyo Office Tour: Panoplaza has a 360-degree view of the world

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGJdGBkS2zU&w=620&h=420] Panoplaza, a platform created by Tokyo-based Kadinche, enables the creation of virtual spaces through the use of panoramic technology. In the past we...

Japan’s Global Brain invests in ring-shaped wearable device developer 16Lab

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup-focused investment firm Global Brain announced yesterday that it has invested an undisclosed sum in Japanese startup 16Lab,...

Japanese startup Smart Education begins global expansion with a new app

See the original article in Japanese Education for kids is one of the hottest trends in Silicon Valley. Yet, there is no clear...

Japan’s Spectee, news video aggregator for press, ready for North America expansion

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Spectee, at an OrangeFab meetup...