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Facy, mobile app that drives customers to fashion retailers, looking at Asia expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Styler, the Japanese startup offering an O2O (offline to online) support service for fashion and apparel stores under...

Japanese startup wants to add smells to VR experiences with small bar device

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Vaqso unveiled their device Vaqso VR, which adds a sense of smell to VR games, etc., when...

7 startups jointly exhibit Japan Pavilion at 4YFN in Barcelona from today

See the original story in Japanese. Seven Japanese startups announced today that they will jointly exhibit at 4YFN, a startup showcase event taking place alongside...
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Speedy wants Japanese students to take their study mobile

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfuWNvBWJcM] At the Infinity Ventures Summit event last week in Sapporo, there was no shortage of great startups pitching their ideas at the LaunchPad...

Japan’s Truss secures $880K in first funding to help builders compare materials online

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Truss, providing a building material comparison web service under the same name, earlier this month announced that it...

How Japanese startups can help digital transformation efforts of Thai enterprises

This guest post is authored by Hiroko Mamoto, Public Retalations at Bangkok-based recruiting platform startup TalentEx. Some of our coverage about TalentEx can be found...

Meet Blincam, mini-camera mounted on glasses for enabling snapshots with eyeblinks

It has been a while since wearable devices began appearing on the general street scene. While smartwatches and fitness trackers have diffused to some...
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Tokyo Otaku Mode and MTV81.com to partner on Japan entertainment news syndication

Japanese startup Tokyo Otaku Mode and MTV81.com (a MTV Japan website serving international audiences) have today announced a joint syndication deal which will see...

Japan’s hardware-focused incubator ABBALab launches $14 million startup fund

See the original story in Japanese. Japan’s ABBALab, a startup incubator focusing on IoT (Internet of Things) or IoE (Internet of Everything) business, last week...

Japan’s Agrimedia secures $2.2M to help more people get involved in agriculture

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Agrimedia announced in late October that it has fundraised 250 million yen (about $2.2 million US) from...