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Japan New Economy Summit: What is Disruptive Innovation?

The Japan New Economic Summitis kicking off in Tokyo this morning. We plan to bring you some updates throughout the day . So...

Swingdo, to-do management app from Japan, automates prioritization of what to do

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based BHI has been offering solutions focused on protecting users from information overload, represented by Swingmail. Swingmail is a...

Japanese robotics entrepreneur forms $20M fund for bio and energy startups

Our readers may recall that Japanese robotics company Schaft was recently acquired by Google and won the DARPA robotics challenge trials. Bloomberg reported yesterday that...

SOCAP 2016 brings together various solutions emanating from Japanese startups

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. From September 13 through 16,...

Japanese microsatellite startup Axelspace secures $23M series B round

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese microsatellite startup Axelspace annoufnced on Friday that it has raised about 2.58 billion yen (about $23 million US)...

Japanese auction price comparison site Aucfan approved for IPO in April

Aucfan, a Tokyo-based startup featuring price comparisons and quotes for items from several auction sites, was approved to IPO on Friday and is expected...

Asia-focused handmade marketplace app Envie gets qualified for MaGIC accelerator

See the original story in Japanese. Have you ever heard of a Japanese startup called Commune, which had been helping fashion e-commerce companies expand into...
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Japanese internet marketing giant Allied Architects partners with growth hacking startup AppSocially

Tokyo-based internet marketing company Allied Architects (TSE:6081) announced today that it has partnered with and invested an undisclosed sum in the growth hacking startup...
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Japanese mobile payment startup Coiney starts selling its card reader on Amazon Japan

Japanese mobile payments startup Coiney has just begun selling Coiney Reader smartphone/tablet attachment over on Amazon Japan. The credit card reader device (pictured above,...
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Supercell credits two key partners in bringing Clash of Clans to Japanese audiences

We previously told you about how Finnish game developer Supercell teamed up with Japanese game developer GungHo Entertainment for cross promotion of their most...