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Japan’s Meltin MMI raises $18M to further develop avatar robots, medical devices

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese robotics startup Meltin MMI announced today it has raised 2.02 billion yen (about $18 million US) from Sumitomo...

Ginco wallet app launches decentralized exchange for crypto investors outside Japan

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Ginco, the Japanese startup developing a multi-cryptocurrency wallet app, officially announced the launch of its decentralized exchange (DEX) on the app. The availability of the DEX function will be limited to users outside Japan for the time being because it may require them to register as a “virtual

Sonas raises $3.1M to develop power-saving multi-hop wireless network technology

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sonas, the Japanese startup developing a wireless communication technology for IoT (Internet of Things) called UNISONet, announced on...

Tokyo XR Startups holds 4th Demo Day, sets new incubation categories for next batch

See the original story in Japanese. The VR (Virtual Reality) startup incubator Tokyo XR Startups, managed by Japan’s game developer Gumi (TSE:3903) and others, this...

Pathee gets $6M from Mitsui, others; helps physical stores reach more consumers online

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pathee, the Japanese service behind a locality directory service under the same name, announced that it raised 650...

Japanese gourmet media startup Favy raises $9M, with 67M MAU closing in on big...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Favy, the Japanese startup behind a comprehensive food marketing service including gourmet media, has just announced that it...

Japan’s Open8 raises $13M, launches AI-powered video creation tool for business

  See the original story in Japanese. There are many “seeing is believing” cases in reality; children smiling while participating in a social activity, a small...

Japanese smart wheelchair Whill secures $45M to expand into North America, Europe

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Whill ( US / Europe ) developing personal mobility aids announced on Tuesday that it has successfully raised...

B2B marketplace for deadstock apparel wins Starburst accelerator 5th Demoday in Tokyo

See the original story in Japanese. StarBurst is the Tokyo-based seed accelerator managed by ProtoStar. The accelerator held its 5th Demo Day in Tokyo in...

Payke mobile shopping assistant for foreign visitors in Japan raises $9 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- and Okinawa-based Payke, the Japanese startup behind a mobile shopping assistant app ( iOS / Android ) for...