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Japan’s Pocket Concierge fills cancelled restaurant reservations with eager customers

Read this story in Japanese. When you go for a night out on the town, how do you find the best restaurant? In Japan, most...

Lancers CEO Yosuke Akiyoshi on obstacles facing crowdsourcing in Japan

This is part of our coverage of Infinity Ventures Summit Kyoto 2013 See the original article in Japanese We conducted many interviews about consumer-to-consumer (C2C) businesses...
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Stand up: Lessons on entrepreneurship and innovation from the Japan New Economic Summit

Last week we live-blogged many of the sessions from the Japan New Economy Summit on disruptive innovation. Since then, we've had a chance to...
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Escaping the Galapagos: 5 Japanese startups that looked beyond home

Startups in Japan can loosely be classified into two groups: those who look beyond Japan’s borders, and those who do not. While there’s nothing...

How a Japanese women’s magazine is using Google+ to find its next top model

CanCam is a women’s fashion magazine from publishing house Shogakukan, first published in 1982. The magazine is wildly popular among girls, especially those in...

New Japanese iPhone game challenges you to have as many babies as possible

Lots of weird and wonderful apps pass through Apple’s App Store, and that seems to be especially true here in Japan. We’ve already written...

San Francisco-based Kamcord wants Asia to record and share more mobile gaming videos

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6BtVCYVjdY&w=560&h=315] While this week's Infinity Ventures Summit in Kyoto was largely a domestic affair, there were a number of out-of-towners in attendance looking to...

Prepare authentic Japanese food with Cookpad’s top 25 recipes

We mentioned Japanese recipe portal Cookpad in our previous post 5 Internet services Japanese women can’t do without. With over 10 years of history...
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8 entrepreneurs who quit to go their own way

Read the original article in Japanese There are two common paths that people take to success: either you climb the ladder in a company, or...
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Tokyo Game Show: The Mobile Players

If 2012 was the year that mobile exhibitors overtook consoles at the Tokyo Game Show, 2013 was the year consoles rebounded, with Sony and...