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Back pain management app Pocket Therapist wins Health 2.0 Asia-Japan pitch competition

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MedPeer, the Japanese company behind an online community for medics under the same name, held the Health 2.0...

Japanese crowdsourced translation startup Gengo acquired by Lionbridge

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based crowdsourced translation startup Gengo announced on Thursday that it has been acquired by Lionbridge Technologies. Financial terms on...

American Express buys Japanese restaurant reservation startup Pocket Concierge

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pocket Concierge, the Japanese startup offering an online restaurant reservation platform under the same name, has been fully...

Japanese investment firm aSTART launches $46M space tech fund

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese investment firm aSTART announced on Monday it has formed the Space aSTART new fund specializing in space tech...

Kamereo raises $500K to help restaurants in Vietnam manage suppliers, food orders

See the original story in Japanese. Ho Chi Minh City-based Kamereo, the startup behind a B2B food marketplace for restaurants in Vietnam under the same...

CyberAgent rebrands investment arm, looks at synergies between core biz and portfolio

See the original story in Japanese. CyberAgent (CA) announced today that CyberAgent Ventures (CAV), a consolidated subsidiary of the company to develop its VC business,...

Japan’s Code Republic accelerator debuts 4 startups at Winter 2018 Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Code Republic, the startup accelerator jointly operated by YJ Capital and East Ventures, hosted the Demo Day of...

Japan port city of Kobe, 500 startups showcase 18 teams at 3rd batch Demo...

See the original story in Japanese. Kobe City along with 500 Startups held a Demo Day for the 3rd batch of the 500 Kobe Accelerator...

NTT DoCoMo secures 40% stake in Japanese restaurant reservation platform Toreta

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese mobile telco NTT DoCoMo (TSE:9437) has secured a capital and business tie-up with Toreta, the Japanese startup offering...

Crowdsourced manga translation app wins entertainment firm’s incubator Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Earlier this month, Culture Convenience Club (CCC for short, TSE:4756), the Japanese company well known for its CD/video rental...

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