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Co-work: A new corporate communication tool from Tokyo-based GaiaX

See the original story in Japanese Tokyo-based web solution provider GaiaX has introduced a new tool called Co-work. It's specifically designed for communication and...

Yahoo Japan acquires e-commerce portal provider Venture Republic

Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) announced recently that it has taken over leading Japanese e-commerce portal provider Venture Republic. Financial details were not disclosed. Since its launch...

Japanese fashion commerce site Zozotown begins same day delivery service

Start Today, the Japanese company that operates internet fashion commerce site Zozotown, announced today that it will be able to handle same-day deliveries for...

Japan’s Softbank Mobile to acquire majority shares of game developer Gungho Online Entertainment

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank Mobile announced today it would tender an offer of social gaming giant Gungho Online Entertainment. Softbank (TSE:9984) was founded by...

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...
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Japan’s Cookpad boasts 20M app downloads, 40M monthly users

Cookpad, the operator of Japan’s leading recipe sharing website, announced today that downloads of its mobile apps (for iOS and Android) have surpassed 20...
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With strong iPhone sales, Apple’s biggest regional revenue growth was Japan

Apple reported its Q3 2013 earnings yesterday, showing a record June quarter for iPhone sales, helped by very strong sales in Japan in particular,...

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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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...

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.’...

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