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Consumer rewards startup Kanmu partners with Credit Saison, raises $440,000 from investors

See the original story in Japanese. Some of our readers may recall that we featured Kanmu in our previous article about finance apps. It's a...
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Game of Dragons: How Japan’s GungHo is quietly winning in North America

I experimented with a lot of mobile games in 2013. But the one that I kept coming back to again and again was GungHo...

Photo sharing app Snapeee raises series B funding from six Japanese VC firms

Tokyo-based startup Mind Pallete, known for developing the very popular photo sharing app Snapeee, announced today that it has raised a round of series...

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 chat app Line is making a fortune from stamps — But who’s buying?

Line chat app users can now enjoy unique stamps from world famous modern artist Takashi Murakami. The stamps were created to commemorate the release...

Japanese crowdsourcing startup Lancers launches matchmaking platform for regional businesses

Tokyo-based Lancers operates one of Japan’s most popular crowdsourcing platforms. The company recently announced it has also launched a business matchmaking platform in closed...
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Japan e-commerce startup Monoco partners with major broadcaster Fuji TV

See the original story in Japanese. Monoco is a flash sales e-commerce site specializing in limited quantity fashions selected by curators and buyers worldwide. The...

Japan’s Crowdworks adds another big local partner

Crowdworks, which some readers may remember from its deal with Yahoo Japan back in January, added another big company, Benesse, to its list of...

Sega Networks invests in and partners with Japanese mobile app developer MyNet

Tokyo-based mobile game developer MyNet recently announced it has raised an undisclosed sum of investment from Japanese gaming giant Sega Networks. The two companies...
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Rakuten Marketing picks up Seattle-based affiliate aggregator PopShops

This week Rakuten Marketing, a New York-headquartered arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, acquired PopShops, an affiliate product feed aggregator founded back in 2006....