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Spark Profit: Fantasy trading game promises rewards with no risk

A few days ago we told you about Hong Kong-based online brokerage service 8 Securities which just recently made moves to expand its business...

Nana app gets anime theme songs, available globally without location restriction

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese music collaboration app Nana has partnered with Joysound, one of the country's biggest karaoke service providers, to provide...

In Japan, beers are born out of general elections

After the emergence of the popular girl idol group AKB48, ‘Sosenkyo’, or 'general elections' became a common tactic for brands and companies to obtain...

Japanese crowdsourcing platform ‘Crowdworks’ raises $10.7 million

Tokyo-based Crowdworks, the startup behind the crowdsourcing platform of the same name, announced today it has raised 1.1 biillion yen ($10.7 million) from CyberAgent,...

Japan’s Cybozu to try the US market again, planning global launch of business cloud...

The Nikkei reported today that Japanese group-ware developer Cybozu is planning to launch an office in California next year, with the goal of globally...
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Drone helicopter sushi: London restaurant capitalizes on Japan’s futuristic reputation

We’ve previously written about how Japan has used technology to improve operations in sushi restaurants, for example, using iPads to take orders, or using...

Japanese web conglomerate Septeni Holdings establishes manga-focused business, will build e-publication platform

Japanese web conglomerate Septeni Holdings (JASDAQ:4293) has established a new subsidiary that will focus on building a manga content e-publication platform. The group gets...
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San Francisco’s Gumroad doubles down on its Japanese sellers

San Francisco-based startup Gumroad launched their platform for selling digital goods back in February of 2012. It enables various kinds of artists (such as...

Japan’s subscription-based service ‘Box To You’ partners with Yahoo Japan

See the original post in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup 'Grow' has announced a partnership with Yahoo Japan today. This means that Yahoo Japan users will have...

Japanese VC invests $2.3M in Korean growth hacking startup

5Rocks is a Korean startup focused on providing business intelligence (BI) tools for mobile gaming developers. The startup announced today that it has raised...