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Japanese legal portal Bengo4.com raises $208,000 from Kakaku.com

Japan's legal consultation portal site Bengo4.com, owned by Tokyo-based law office Authense, announced on Monday that it has raised about 20 million yen (approximately $208,000)...

Singapore’s DropMySite secures partnership with Japanese hosting provider Paperboy & co.

See the original story in Japanese. Singapore-based DropMySite, a startup providing cloud-based website and database backup solutions, recently announced that it has partnered with Japanese...
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Pinterest testing localized service in Japan

Pinterest, the web service that lets users share (or pin) photos and other content, is currently testing out a localized version of its service...

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...

Ben Silbermann talks about using Pinterest to showcase the best of Japan

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...

Japanese lifehack sharing site Nanapi raises $2.7 million

Nanapi is a popular Japanese site where users can share their favorite lifehacks. The company announced today it has raised 270 million yen (approximately...

Project Design Lab: Helping Tohoku’s reconstruction by crowdsourcing design

Two years have passed since the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan, and the region is still in the middle of reconstruction efforts. And just as...
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Japanese premium outlet site Luxa raises $3.3 million from KDDI

Tokyo-based Luxa, the startup running a members-only discount e-commerce platform, has announced today that it has raised 330 million yen ($3.3 million) from KDDI...

3 Japanese VCs team up to establish new mobile gaming studio

See the original story in Japanese. Fuji Startup Ventures , Gumi Ventures , and B Dash Ventures have jointly announced (PDF) that they have teamed...
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Driven by games and stamps, Line Corporation’s reports 1Q revenue of over $57M

Japan’s Line Corporation (whose chat app recently hit the 150 million users milestone) disclosed its latest sales figures yesterday, showing first-quarter revenue of 5.8...

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