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Japan’s Designclue delivers crowdsourcing industry insights [Infographic]

Back in February we featured logo crowdsourcing service Designclue, which leverages the power of freelance designers regardless of their location. It’s operated by Tokyo-based...

Amid high demand, Japanese website helps families find senior care givers

With its aging population, one business sector on the rise in Japan is public welfare, especially elderly care. As we mentioned in a previous...

Smapo: Can Japan’s answer to Shopkick fend off new competition?

Many of our readers are likely familiar with Shopkick, a popular smartphone app that rewards customers as they enter a store. Well, Japan has...

Creating Japan’s Open Internet – Kaneto Kanemoto

The content of this article first appeared on Disrupting Japan. It has been reproduced by The Bridge with the approval of Disrupting Japan and...

How DecoAlbum plans to be the best of many cute Japanese photo apps [Interview]

When I first met up with the folks behind DecoAlbum, I thought maybe it was just another photo app. Japanese startups have developed so...

Can a small Japanese startup ride the smartphone wave to e-commerce success?

See the original story in Japanese. Thanks to the progress that companies like Rakuten and Amazon have made in the e-commerce market, we can now...

Top 50: Japanese Startups You Should Know

Asian startups are finally stepping into the spotlight, it seems. The region's most prominent tech startup event, Echeleon, featured far more established startups this...
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Where are the startup incubators and accelerators in Asia? Here’s 100 of ’em

Over on our Japanese site, my colleague Takuya has put together a very informative list of incubators and accelerators from around the Asia region....
From left: Kyohei Teshima (CGO), Keisuke Shibata (CEO), and Akira Kudo (web developer)

Japan’s Designclue wants to build Asia’s largest logo crowdsourcing market

See also this story in Japanese. Designclue is a service that lets you crowdsource logo creation to freelance designers regardless of their location or nationality....

Japan’s ‘Creative Survey’ proposes a prettier online questionnaire

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeqZF7Sn0eU&w=620&h=350] There are more than a few online survey tools on the market these days, including the likes of Survey Monkey and Typeform....