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Now with over 280M users worldwide, Japan’s Line focuses on user satisfaction

Today Line Corporation disclosed its sales figures for the months of July to September 2013. Total sales were 19.1 billion yen, up 48% from...

Aqush gives Japanese lenders access to US personal loan market

Aqush, a prominent Japanese social lending service, announced today that it has partnered with US-based Lending Club to form a new fund, giving Japanese...

Japan’s Showcase Gig secures series A funding, starts nationwide operations

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based digital marketing startup Showcase Gig, the startup behind ‘O:der’ (apparently pronounced ‘order’), announced today that it has raised...

Japanese fashion startup Muse & Co raises $3.4 million

See the original story in Japanese. Here's more news from Japan's fashion commerce space. Apparel-focused, flash marketing startup Muse & Co has announced that it...
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Fuji Startup Ventures invests in Japanese online classifieds service

Fuji Startup Ventures recently announced it has invested an undisclosed sum in Japanese online classifieds service JMTY.jp (pronounced Jimoty). JMTY provides listings in a...

Mixi’s investment firm invests in Taiwanese recruitment site Job178

I Mercury Capital, the investment arm of Japanese internet company Mixi (TSE:2121), announced today that it has invested an undisclosed sum in Taiwan’s Loyal...
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Japan’s Tabelog has no problems feeding paid memberships to users

Japan’s Kakaku.com, the company that operates food review portal Tabelog, has announced that its premium membership (which costs 315 yen per month ) has...

Japanese social network Sumally launches membership for brands, helps them establish online stores

See the original story in Japanese. Sumally is a Japanese social network that connects what you love with the people you love. For those not...

Japanese accounting solution provider, A-SaaS, raises $6.6 million

Accounting SaaS Japan, or A-SaaS for short, is a Tokyo-based startup providing solutions to Japanese accounting firms. The startup announced that today it...
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Japanese business reporting tool Gamba raises $200,000 from Skyland Ventures

See the original story in Japanese. Yokohama-based Gamba, the startup behind the business reporting tool of the same name, announced today that it has raised...