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10 fun photos popular on Twitter Japan

Whether on Twitter or Facebook, of all the things that pass through our social feeds, perhaps nothing gets more attention than photos. But of...

Japanese video recipe media Delish Kitchen secures $18M to win fierce competition

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Every, the Japanese startup behind online recipe video media Delish Kitchen, announced on Thursday that it has raised...

Japan’s JustInCase snags another seed round to launch P2P insurance for mobile repairs

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based insuretech startup JustInCase announced on Wednesday that it has raised additional seed funding from 500 Startups Japan and...

Google’s newly acquired robotics company wins DARPA Challenge Trials

Recently Google acquired Schaft, a Japanese robotics company that grew out of the University of Tokyo. The company won the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials...

5 great ideas from Hub Tokyo’s Spark Plug event

The Hub is the world's largest network of co-working spaces, with venues at more than 40 locations worldwide, and 100 more coming soon. At...
Gumi CEO Hironao Kunimitsu

Reps from GREE, DeNA, and Gumi discuss how to win in global gaming

This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 in Sapporo, Japan. You can read more of our reports from this...

Japan’s Cerevo makes Ghost in the Shell’s Tachikoma AI combat vehicle a reality

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qTbwqGqZtQ?rel=0] See the original story in Japanese. It’s not the first time a product inspired by anime has been brought to life in the real...

Sekai Lab secures $6.4M in 4th round led by Yahoo Japan’s VC to boost...

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Monstar Lab, the company providing crowdsourced offshore app development service Sekai Lab, announced on Thursday that it has...

Japan’s Pulit gets $500K to disrupt streaming industry with ‘super-distribution system’

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Pulit, the Japanese startup developing distribution technologies for digital image and video content, this week announced that it...

Japan’s Dely secures $27M to beat Cookpad for online recipe market dominance

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. As reported earlier this morning, Tokyo-based Dely, the Japanese video-centric culinary media startup offering...

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