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Tokyo Office Tour: Zendesk gets set to serve Japan from its new space

Our readers may recall that online customer support platform provider Zendesk established a presence in Japan back in March. The company was initially launched...
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Japanese curation site Naver Matome boasts 41 million users, cures information overload

This is part of our ‘Japanese internet in-depth’ series (RSS). Stay tuned for more features that aim to explain what makes the internet unique...
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Designing for Women: 10 of the Cutest Color Palettes from Japan

Over the past few months, we have written about what we see as a trend coming from Japanese mobile developers: The country is exceptionally...
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Niconico Douga: Japanese online video site puts discussion front and center

Youtube is the most popular online video site in the world, and it’s certainly big here in Japan too. But Japan also has a...

Talking with Japanese indie developer SummerTime Studios at Tokyo Game Show [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQS0g41RdvY&w=620&h=380] Earlier this month we stumbled across Ancient Surfer a gem of a Japanese indie developer, SummerTime Studio based out of Okinawa. So I...

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...
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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...

Meet Japan’s seed accelerators and VC firms [MAP]

In our coverage of the startup space, we frequently mention Japanese seed accelerators and venture capital firms. We thought it might be useful for...

New app helps Japanese women looking to get pregnant

In addition to photo sharing and decoration apps, a genre of apps popular among women here in Japan is the utility category. Specifically, many...

Why every startup needs an effective ‘explainer’ video clip

See the original story in Japanese. Here in Japan we're seeing more and more startups taking the time to create a promotional video for their...

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