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Japanese business card app ‘Eight’ surpasses 200,000 users

See the original story in Japanese. The most popular professional social network in the world is most likely LinkedIn. It came to the Japanese market...

Japanese e-commerce startup Monoco raises funds from KDDI and Global Brain

Tokyo-based startup Monoco announced today it has raised funds from Japan's second largest telco KDDI and Japanese VC firm Global Brain. The specific amount...

Japan’s Kakaku.com launches online site for custom bras

Japan's Kakaku just announced the launch of a new website called All For Me, an online service for semi-custom bras. This sort of better-fitting...

Japan’s Netprice.com invests in Turkey’s largest price comparison site Akakce.com

Japanese e-commerce and incubation company Netprice.com announced today that it has invested in Turkey's largest price comparison site Akakce.com, establishing a strategic partnership at...
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Japanese game developer Aiming raises $3.2M, eyes overseas expansion

Japanese gaming company Aiming Inc has announced today that it has received almost 300 million yen (or about $3.21 million) in investment from Nissay...

Japanese mobile ad consultancy raises $1.6 million, plans global expansion

Tokyo-based startup and mobile ad consultancy AdInnovation announced this week that it has raised 160 million yen (about $1.6 million) from DBJ Capital, SMBC...

Fashion commerce is heating up in Japan

Fashion commerce is a fast-growing industry in Japan, a 104 billion yen market (over a billion dollars) according to the nation's Ministry of Economy....
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Japan’s Mixi acquires Line’s match-making subsidiary for $10.9M

Japanese social networking giant Mixi has acquired Line’s subsidiary Diverse, a company focusing on the marriage business and match-matching, for 1.07 billion yen (about...

Japan’s e-commerce service Locondo raises $6.3 million from Excite Japan and VC firms

See the original story in Japanese. Locondo is a shoes and fashion e-commerce service that says it allows consumers to ‘buy first and than choose.’...

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...