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Japan’s Mixi to appoint new CEO, co-founder Kenji Kasahara to step down

Japanese social network giant Mixi (TYO:2121) announced today that its co-founder Kenji Kasahara would step down from the CEO position. Yusuke Asakura will take over...
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Japanese e-commerce site Magaseek branches into kids fashions

Japanese fashion commerce service Magaseek today unveiled a new Magaseek Kids service today. The company found that among a surveyed sample of their customers...

Japanese government to finally lift ban on online drug sales

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe announced earlier this week that the government would lift the ban on online drug sales as a part of...

Japan’s NetPrice.com and Digital Garage jointly invest in Indian payments processor Citrus

Japanese internet company Netprice.com (TSE:3328) announced today that its Singapore-based investment arm, Beenos Asia, has invested in Indian payment processor Citrus. The investment...

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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Supercell credits two key partners in bringing Clash of Clans to Japanese audiences

We previously told you about how Finnish game developer Supercell teamed up with Japanese game developer GungHo Entertainment for cross promotion of their most...

Singapore-based Coda Payments raises $2.3M from several Japanese firms

See the original story in Japanese. In the Southeast Asia region, online payment systems still aren’t as developed as in other parts of the world...

Japanese voice-acting service adds new languages, announces investment

See the original story in Japanese. Voip is a crowdsourcing service for voice-acting work. Since its launch back in January, it has acquired more than...

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...

Crowd Securities Japan to launch investment crowdfunding platform

Tokyo-based stock brokerage company Crowd Securities Japan held a press briefing yesterday to announce that it will launch the country's first investment crowdfunding platform...