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Japan’s MyNet raises $6.2M, enhancing growth support business for app developers

Tokyo-based mobile game developer MyNet announced today that it has raised 730 million yen ($6.2 million) from B Dash Ventures, Shinsei Corporate Investment, and...

Japan’s English learning platform provider Rarejob files for IPO

Tokyo-based English learning platform Rarejob has been approved for an IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers market today. Since its launch back in October...
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Cena, Japan’s answer to OpenTable, hits half a million reservations

Japanese restaurant reservation website Cena (think Japan’s answer to OpenTable) has surpassed 500,000 total online reservations as of April 2nd. The service initially began...

Startups promote 8K and 360-degree broadcasting solutions at Inter Bee in Tokyo

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. This year, startups like Soracom...
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Mechika Boola: Mobile video editing app from Japan makes boring clips beautiful

I previously wrote about Honda’s RoadMovies, a very clever little app that lets you compose short 24-second montage videos by stringing together smaller bite-size...

Traditional Japanese pottery decoration now comes as a DIY kit

We all have those moments when we want to do something out of the ordinary, something creative. If you don’t know where to start,...
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Puzzle & Dragons still killing it, tops 13 million downloads

Japan’s hit mobile game Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed the 13 million downloads milestone as of yesterday, just 19 days after it passed the...

Japan’s Creema launches iOS app, gives users instant access to handmade items sellers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Creema, the startup behind a C2C marketplace for handmade items, announced 7 November that it has introduced an iOS app for the...

Japan’s AgIC, circuit board printing startup, raises $1.5M for radiant heating technology

Tokyo-based AgIC, a startup born out of the University of Tokyo with the remarkable electroconductive ink technology, announced on Wednesday that it has secured 175 million...

Japan’s Somewrite raises $1.1M from Gree and others, scaling up native advertising platform

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese "owned media" marketing company Somewrite fundraised 120 million yen (about $1.1 million) from Gree Ventures and other undisclosed...