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Tokyo Otaku Mode wins first The Bridge/CNET Japan Startup Awards

See also our coverage in Japanese. The Bridge and CNet Japan are proud to jointly announce the winners of the Japan Startup Awards. 20 startups...

Japanese newspaper giant Asahi Shimbun buys ‘owned media’ marketing startup Somewrite

This is the abridged version from our original article in Japanese. The Asahi Shimbun, a leading national newspaper publisher in Japan, announced on Thursday that...

Japan’s PLENGoer Robotics unveils palm-sized cubic assistant robot at CES 2017

See the original story in Japanese. Osaka-based robotics startup PLEN Project established a joint venture named PLENGoer Robotics with Chinese home appliance manufacturer Goertek (SHE:002241) back...

CyberAgent CEO Susumu Fujita chats with Japanese entrepreneurs about their journey

See this story in Japanese. Below are selected excerpts from the original. This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit 2013 in...

Japan’s Code Republic accelerator debuts 4 startups at Winter 2018 Demo Day

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Code Republic, the startup accelerator jointly operated by YJ Capital and East Ventures, hosted the Demo Day of...

Japanese e-commerce service Locondo partners with Spanish brand to strengthen its lineup

Locondo is a shoes and fashion e-commerce service that allows consumers to ‘buy first and than choose.’ What that means is that consumers can...

3 Southeast Asian AI startups that could work well in Europe

This guest post is authored by Mark Bivens. Mark is a Silicon Valley native and former entrepreneur, having started three companies before “turning to...

ShareMedical, Fast Doctor join forces to launch physician house-call app for Japan

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based medical ISV (independent service vendor) ShareMedical announced on Thursday their partnership with Fast Doctor, a company that provides...

By selling IoT subsidiary, Cerevo wants to help Panasonic boost digital transformation

See the original story in Japanese. Japanese smart consumer electronics startup Cerevo announced on Monday that it has set up a subsidiary specialized in agile...
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Build a website entirely on your smartphone with Dino

Here’s a fun free web tool from Japan that lets you create websites using nothing more than your smartphone’s browser. Dino (Dino.vc) is a...