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Japanese eco-startup Sassor raises funds from semiconductor maker

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Sassor, the startup best known for creating its Energy Literacy Platform (ELP), announced today it has raised an...

Meet SD Factory, Japan’s matching platform of infrastructure for clothes manufacturing

See the original story in Japanese. Usually, means of contacting apparel factories in Japan are limited to word-of-mouth or assistance by acquaintances. Since there are...

Hatena’s IPO filing approved as Japan’s first for 2016

Kyoto-headquartered internet company Hatena had earlier submitted an IPO application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE), which was approved on Thursday. This is the...

Japan’s Open Network Lab now taking applications for its incubation program

See also this story in Japanese. Open Network Lab (aka OnLab), a Tokyo-based tech incubator backed by Digital Garage and NetPrice.com, has today started receiving...

Japan’s Cacoo boasts 3 million users, wants to attract with new collaboration experience

See the original story in Japanese. Fukuoka-headquartered Nulab, the Japanese SaaS (Software as a Service) company offering several collaborative work solutions, has rolled out a...

14 standout financial solution startups from Japan

These days in Japan, there are a bunch of startups providing accounting or financial solutions, both for personal and business use. Let’s take a...

Japan’s Withfluence ties up with Thai telco True to boost influencer marketing in Asia

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo- / Bangkok- / Singapore-based Withfluence, the Japanese company providing an influencer marketing management platform for Asian markets under...

What good is Silicon Valley to Japanese 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...

Japanese startup Fluxflex launches easy-to-install card payment solution

Led by Japanese serial entrepreneur Kei Kubo, FluxFlex is a startup working out of PariSoma, a notable co-working space in San Francisco. It recently...

Japan’s Tech Bureau raises $14.7M to boost blockchain apps, cryptocurrency exchange

See the original story in Japanese. Tech Bureau, the Japanese startup offering cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, announced today that it has fundraissed 1.6 billion yen...