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Responding to Japanese customer demand, MakeLeaps now does delivery slips

We have previously discussed Tokyo-based startup MakeLeaps, which offers an online quotes and invoicing solution for freelancers and businesses in Japan. Today the company...
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Tokyo Otaku Mode announces syndication deal with 13 news sites

Tokyo-based startup Tokyo Otaku Mode, which curates and shares content and news about Japanese anime and manga culture, recently announced a syndication deal with...

Big data startup Hapyrus rebrands as FlyData, raises $1.6M

See the original story in Japanese. Silicon-valley based Hapyrus, a Japanese startup focused on developing big data solutions, announced yesterday that it has raised $1.6...

Japan’s Street Academy raises $420,000

See the original story in Japanese. IntheStreet, the startup behind private lesson marketplace Street Academy, announced today that it has raised 40 million yen (approximately...

How one Japanese fashion brand is using smartphones to connect with customers

The O2O market in Japan is expected to reach 50 trillion yen by the year 2017. Obviously smartphones will play a key role in...

Popular anime finds funding on Kickstarter

There are a several crowd-funding sites in Japan, including Campfire, Readyfor, Justgiving Japan, and Motion Gallery. The latter focuses on creative projects, and I’ve...

GREE Ventures closes $50M fund to target Asian startups

GREE Ventures has just announced the initial closing of its second fund. Dubbed the AT-I Investment Limited Partnership, this is a 5 billion yen...
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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 Metaps partners with KakaoTalk, helps Korean developers monetize apps

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese app monetization platform Metaps announced today that it has partnered with Kakao Corporation, the company behind the popular...