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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...
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Leading Mark raises 50 million yen, launches online platform for recruiting

See the original article in Japanese Tokyo-based startup Leading Mark, announced on November 5th that it has launched an alpha version of Recme, an online...

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...

Japanese social network Sumally launches membership for brands, helps them establish online stores

See the original story in Japanese. Sumally is a Japanese social network that connects what you love with the people you love. For those not...
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A Unique View: Soko Aoki of PanoPlaza on the Opportunities in Panoramas

We've previously featured PanoPlaza, a fun panoramic photo tool operated by Japan-based Kadinche Corporation that has functioned as a useful tool for retailers to...

Learning platform iKnow helps Japanese people study up for Ad-tech Tokyo

We recently wrote about a new education app called Chojimaku which uses subtitled movies to teach English. Another well-established learning platform from Japan is...

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...

NTT Docomo to acquire Japan’s largest medical database

Japanese mobile giant NTT Docomo and medical information provider Nihon Ultmarc have jointly announced that the telco would acquire a 77.5% stake of the...
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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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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...