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As Sekai Camera closes down, we look back at a legendary pitch

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKgJTJojVEw&w=480&h=360] It’s hard to believe that more than five years have passed since Tonchidot first presented its smartphone AR solution Sekai Camera (or “world...

Japan’s Boostnote secures funding to boost global expansion of GitHub alternative

This guest post is authored by Masanori Hashimoto, co-founder and CEO of Nulab, the Fukuoka-based startup behind SaaS (software as a service) platforms like...
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How different countries motivate local entrepreneurs [NES 2014 panel]

This is a part of our coverage of the Japan New Economy Summit 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter as well at...

Japan’s Spectee, news video aggregator for press, snags $2.3M series B for global push

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Spectee, the startup behind the artificial intelligence(AI)-powered platform offering news materials based on social media analytics, announced today...

Japan’s Cluster secures $1.8M series A to put VR hangout concept into showbiz industry

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cluster, the Japanese startup behind the social VR (virtual reality) app under the same name supporting several thousand people-scale...

Omise, Global Brain to build global network of co-working spaces for blockchain startups

See the original story in Japanese. OmiseGo (abbreviated as OMG), the token economy-centric initiative by Bangkok-headquartered payment startup Omise and Tokyo-based VC firm Global Brain,...

Tokyo Government opens own ‘Startup Cafe’ to help turn more people into entrepreneurs

See the original story in Japanese. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) opened the Tokyo Startup Station as a base to promote entrepreneurship in Marunouchi, Tokyo...

Japan’s Gumi forms $30M crypto fund, unveils investments in 5 blockchain startups

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese gaming company Gumi recently announced on Thursday the establishment of the Gumi Cryptos fund for investment in cryptocurrency...
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Dash Labs proposes a sort of FitBit for cars, attracts investment from CyberAgent

[vimeo 82016347 w=620 h=349] Japanese internet giant CyberAgent announced today that it has invested in New York-based Dash Labs (Dash.by), a young startup whose...

Japanese startup 30min launches new service for finding bargain apartments

See also the original story in Japanese. Japanese startup 30min (pronounced as 'san zero minutes') has introduced gourmet-focused information services including a new 30min mobile app...

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