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Young entrepreneur develops an app to support Muslims living in Japan

See the original article, written in Japanese With Tokyo chosen as host for the 2020 Olympics, the city is likely to get more...

Japan New Economy Summit: Panel on Innovation

At the Japan New Economy Summit, Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani moderated a panel on disruptive innovation. Participants included: Andy Rubin (former SVP, Google) Niklas Zennström (CEO,...
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Shinji Kimura: Japan needs to establish a trillion-yen technology company like Google

See the original Japanese version of this article here The competition among news technology startups is heating up. Yesterday, we brought you the first part...
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In Japan, some seniors turn to crowdsourcing job platforms for work

See the original story in Japanese. How many years can a human adult keep working? The concept of a lifetime employment system or retirement at...

Can crowdsourcing startups change Japan’s employment landscape?

This article is based on an interview published on our Japanese-language site (see part one and two). It has been partially modified for our...
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Tokyo Office Tour: Panoplaza has a 360-degree view of the world

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGJdGBkS2zU&w=620&h=420] Panoplaza, a platform created by Tokyo-based Kadinche, enables the creation of virtual spaces through the use of panoramic technology. In the past we...
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With over 4M downloads, crazy ‘Battle Cats’ game from Japan still has some surprises...

One of my very favorite mobile games over the past year has been Battle Cats (known in Japan as Nyanko) from Kyoto-based game developer...

Japanese fashion commerce site Muse&Co passes $1M in monthly sales

See the original story in Japanese. This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit Kyoto 2013 On day one of the Infinity Ventures...

Aviary launches first international edition of its photo editor in Japan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiukgZgfr5Q&w=630&h=450] If you’ve been following our YouTube channel, you may have seen our recent interview with Aviary CEO Tobias Peggs here in Tokyo (see...