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Animation effects startup Cybernoids raises $557K for global expansion

Cybernoids, a Tokyo-based startup developing two-dimensional animation technology, announced on Monday it has raised 52.4 million yen (approximately $557,000) from Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Seibu...

Japanese restaurant review site sees its premium membership soar

It was almost three years ago that Japanese food review portal Tabelog went premium. That was back in September of 2010, and since then...

Venteny raises $2.3M led by SBI to offer perks and employee loans in the...

See the original story in Japanese. The Philippines-based Venteny, the startup offering employee benefits and loan services for companies, announced today that it has raised...

Japan’s cloud-based house construction management platform Andpad raises $3.8M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Oct, the Japanese startup developing and providing the Andpad house construction management platform, announced earlier this month that...

Japan’s Kyash secures $8.5 million series A round for Visa-enabled P2P payments app

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Kyash, the startup focused on offering remittance and payments systems, announced on Wednesday that it has fundraised...
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Japanese cafe and restaurant portal makes use of Panoplaza to virtualize local spaces

Tokyo-based startup Kadinche announced today that its panoramic virtual tour technology Panoplaza will be used by Recruit Lifestyle for its restaurant and cafe portal...

DeNA hosts digital health startup pitch event with two major Japanese pharma firms

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. All photos in this article...

Level up your to-do list with this fun app from Japan

I’ve experimented with a number of to-do apps over the years, with perhaps my favorite ones to date being Task Paper and Quadranto ....

With 10M downloads, Japan’s Papelook app knows how to get the girls

It has been a while since we looked in on the Japanese photo collage app Papelook. So recently when the company made an announcement...

After announcing new CEO last week, Japan’s Mixi invests in two startups

In the wake of announcing a new CEO last week, Japanese social network company Mixi (TYO:2121) continued a busy month by announced investments...