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Japan’s Yesterscape improves its time-machine app, enables web upload of old memories

One of my favorite startups to write about last year was Kyoto-based Qooq Inc. As you may recall, this is the company that operates...
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New Japanese subscription service delivers fresh roasted coffee to your door

It has been interesting to watch the development of many online subscription commerce services over the past few years. Depending on the product, some...

Japan’s Tabelog hits 5M restaurant reviews, you’d need 13.5 years to read them all

The Japanese equivalent of Yelp, Tabelog, announced today that its total number of restaurant reviews have surpassed five million. To celebrate this huge milestone,...
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Office toilet woes solved: Japanese company’s amazing system checks if stall is free

Our readers may remember reading about TeamLab and its creative initiatives many times here on The Bridge, and even more of their past work...

How to search for the best places to eat in Japan

If you’re looking for places to eat here in Japan, there more than a few options available to help you in your search. Tabelog,...
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Chinese online flower shop forces men to choose their favorite girl

Based on our previous article, in Japanese China is very good at finding business opportunities among the year’s many holidays. Valentine’s Day on February 14th,...
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Explosive potential: Nitrous puts pre-configured development environments in the cloud

As someone who has been trying to learn programming over the past few years, one of the biggest issues that I continue to run...

Video sharing in Japan: Twitcasting and Vine prove popular among teenagers

Japanese mobile marketing reserach company Livigen recently conducted a survey about video streaming and sharing services. The company used its own survey app Sumamoni...

Typeform: The prettiest survey tool on the web is about to emerge from beta

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJSROtq_Qs&w=630&h=350] Recently we spoke to the folks behind Tokyo-based survey solution Creative Survey, an online survey tool that emphasizes great design as its...

Japanese social marketing company Allied Architects expands to Vietnam

Tokyo-based internet company Allied Architects (TSE:6081) announced today that it has launched a social media marketing service using Facebook in Vietnam. For the company,...