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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...

Japanese personal accounting startup Money Forward launches enterprise version

See the original article in Japanese There are more cloud tools than ever available to support small scale or personal businesses. In Japan such services...

Japanese personal finance app Moneytree raises $1.5 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Moneytree, a startup that provides a personal finance app, announced yesterday it that has raised 150 million yen ($1.5...
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Japanese app ‘YourGolf Online’ acquired by TV network

YourGolf Online is a Tokyo-based startup that provides a GPS-enabled golf logging app. Jupiter Golf Network, Japan’s only golf-focused TV network, announced today that...

Shopping points service Smapo joins forces with Rakuten

Back in Feburary, we wrote about Smapo, the Japanese equivalent of Shopkick. Today, the company announced that it has joined Rakuten group, giving it...
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Japanese premium outlet site Luxa raises $3.3 million from KDDI

Tokyo-based Luxa, the startup running a members-only discount e-commerce platform, has announced today that it has raised 330 million yen ($3.3 million) from KDDI...

Japan’s AdInnovation launches performance analytics tool for mobile developers

Tokyo-based AdInnovation, a startup providing ad consulting solutions for mobile developers, announced today that it has launched a performance analytics tool. It’s called Hitracking....

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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How do you promote innovation within a company? [NES 2014 Panel]

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...
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Star Festival raises $10M to expand innovative bento box business

See the original story in Japanese. Star Festival, the Japanese startup behind Bento box delivery and catering service, Gochikuru.com, announced today it has raised 1...

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