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Announcement: SD Japan to become ‘The Bridge’ on October 7

This site began in Japanese as Startup Dating back in 2010, since then bringing Asian tech news to readers in Japan. This year, I...

Japan’s Folio secures $16 million to help non-savvy investors better trade stocks

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Folio is currently developing an online asset management platform under the same name leveraging theme-based stock investment...

Inventor of Japanese P2P file-sharing software passes away at age 42

Tokyo-based distributed computing company Skeed announced yesterday that the company's founder and chief innovation officer Dr. Isamu Kaneko has passed away due to...

Japan’s Mobingi secures $2.2 million to put forth cloud DevOps automation platform

Japan’s cloud automation startup Mobingi announced today that it has secured 250 million yen (about $2.2 million) in its series A round from Draper...

Survey says virtual pop star Hatsune Miku has gone mainstream

From electronic products to snacks sold at convenience stores, it seems every possible product or package in Japan is adorned with a character of...

Japanese TV innovator Garapon to explore opportunities in the Philippines

Japanese startup Garapon is based out of Akihabara, a hardware startup hub for Japan as well as a "pilgrimage destination" for nerds. Since its...

7 April Fools’ Day internet pranks from Japan

April Fools' Day traditionally doesn’t mean much in Japan. But it seems as though a number of companies have jumped on the bandwagon this...

In conversation with Japan’s Samurai Incubate, Anydoor about early-stage startups (Part 3 of 3)

See the original article in Japanese The partnership between investors and entrepreneurs is an interesting one. In the seed money round, investors not only...

Yahoo Japan offers to rescue Google Reader refugees

A number of services are already reaping the benefits of the Google Reader’s impending retirement this coming July. Most notable among them is Feedly.com,...

How Japan’s Keio University is reaching out to potential students abroad

My old school, Keio University, is attracting some attention to its newly launched website, intended to attract students from abroad. Most notably, its two-minute...