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Smart stethoscope startup AMI wins KDDI’s Mugen Labo accelerator 11th Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese leading telco KDDI (TSE:9433) held a Demo Day for its incubation program KDDI Mugendai Labo last week. Among...

Money Forward, Japan’s SaaS accounting startup, files for IPO

Tokyo-based Money Forward, Japan's leading SaaS (software as a service) accounting startup, announced today that its IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)...

Famione wins Open Network Lab Demo Day with app that helps couples get pregnant

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup incubator Open Network Lab earlier this month held Demo Day for its Seed Accelerator Program 15th batch....

Japanese startup unveils AI-powered rule sets solution to secure AWS-hosted websites

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cyber Security Cloud, the Japanese startup behind a cloud-based web application firewall (WAF) called Kogeki Shadan-kun, unveiled a...

Japan’s Mercari forays into bike-sharing service with first launch in Fukuoka

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s Souzoh operating the local community app Mercari Atte, a subsidiary of Japanese unicorn Mercari behind the c2c (consumer-to-consumer)...

Japan’s influencer marketing startup BitStar expands into Greater China, Southeast Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup BitStar, the company behind influencer support platform under the same name and YouTuber production E-DGE, announced earlier...

WOVN unveils iOS SDK, helps developers support multilingual features in mobile apps

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Wovn Technologies launched last week the beta version of Wovn.app, an SDK (software developer kit) that allows mobile...

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 startup Interstellar Technologies makes successful space rocket launch

Japanese space startup Intersteller Technologies announced earlier today that it has successfully launched a small rocket in Hokkaido this morning. The company is well...
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Japan’s Pocket Concierge fills cancelled restaurant reservations with eager customers

Read this story in Japanese. When you go for a night out on the town, how do you find the best restaurant? In Japan, most...