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Japanese AR sports platform provider Meleap raises $6.6M to cultivate viewership

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Meleap, the Japanese startup developing the Hado augmented reality(AR)-powerd sports game series and expanding a franchise of arcade...

Japan’s Clear, study notes organizer app, gets $880K to help fresh grads find right...

See the orioginal story in Japanese. Japan’s Arcterus, providing educational services including a notebook-sharing app named Clear, announced on Friday that it has fundraised 100...

Japan’s biotech firm Spiber raises $44M to set up synthetic spider silk plant in...

See the original story in Japanese. Considering that the spider’s silk is the toughest biological material ever studied, Japanese startup Spiber has researched and succeeded...

Next-gen drone startup Aeronext wins pitch arena at B Dash Camp Fall 2018 in...

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese outstanding VC firm B Dash Ventures held its flagship semi-annual conference B Dash Camp 2018 Fall in Fukuoka...

Japanese medical diagnostic imaging startup LPixel raises $27 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based LPixel, the Japanese startup behind AI-powered medical image diagnostic support technologies, recently announced that it has raised about...

Yolo Japan helps foreigners in Japan secure job; mom serial entrepreneur joins board

See the original story in Japanese. Foreign labor prospects are prompting great expectations in Japan, well known for its employee shortage. The recent introduction of...

YC Startup School grad uses holographic AI to evolve developmental disorder therapy

See the original story in Japanese. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a developmental condition that affects people by making it difficult prioritize, manage time, focus...

How Japanese startups can help digital transformation efforts of Thai enterprises

This guest post is authored by Hiroko Mamoto, Public Retalations at Bangkok-based recruiting platform startup TalentEx. Some of our coverage about TalentEx can be found...

Japanese crowdfunding site Readyfor raises $4.7M to help firms run social impact project

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Readyfor, the Japanese startup behind a crowdfunding site of the same name, has announced that it has raised...

Japan’s MakeLeaps, cloud-based invoicing startup, announces acquisition by Ricoh

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based MakeLeaps, the startup behind a cloud-based invoicing platform under the same name, announced on Friday that it has...