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Japanese startup Nature raises $4.7M to grow smart AC control business globally

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup Nature develops an IoT product for smart air-conditioner named Nature Remo. The company announced on Thursday that...

Japan’s Ground, developing AI and robotics for intelligent logistics, secures $16.2M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ground, the Japanese startup developing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics solutions specifically focused on offering intelligent logistics, announced...

Cool Japan Fund invests $10M in LA-based wine club startup to promote sake in...

See the original story in Japanese. Previously known as Club W, Los Angeles-based Winc has been offering wine subscription service for American individuals. Cool Japan...

Makuake, Citiesocial join forces to help Japan crowdfunded products reach Asian markets

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Makuake, the Japanese company behind the leading crowdfunding site under the same name, announced...

Digital Base Capital launches proptech fund, raising from Japanese real estate gurus

See the original story in Japanese. Digital Base Capital, Japan's first VC firm focused on the PropTech (property technology) vertical, announced it launch on Friday....

Japan startup offering airport/hotel luggage delivery secures series A round

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Airporter, the Japanese startup offering the same-day travel luggage delivery service to/from selected airports in Japan under the...

Japan’s Wovn announces Dropbox-like online storage for document translation

Tokyo-based Wovn Technologies, the Japanese startup offering a multilingual support platform for websites and other digital resources, announced today that they will launch a...

Japan’s Wakaze secures $1.4M series A funding to launch sake brewery in Paris

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese sake brewing startup Wakaze announced today that it has secured 150 million yen (about $1.4 million US) in...

One Visa, helping Japanese firms manage visas for foreign employees, raises $4.2M

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based One Visa, the Japanese startup that helps companies streamline visa management for their foreign employees, announced today that...

Japan’s WAmazing secures $8.5M series B from railway operators to serve foreign visitors

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based WAmazing, the Japanese startup offering free SIM cards and tourism services to foreign visitors to Japan, announced today...