TAG: Japan

Truck accident fatality is first death attributed to Pokémon Go in Japan

By Kevin McSpadden | Aug 25, 2016

Two women were struck by a truck driver who admitted being distracted while playing Pokémon Go Read More

Japan’s Geniee invests in AdPushup to expand into SEA adtech space

By Sainul Abudheen | Aug 08, 2016

AdPushup is an ad technology company that provides a product, which helps optimise revenue from display ads on the Internet Read More

Japan’s M3 form JV with HealthCare atHOME to launch a news platform for Indian doctors

By Sainul Abudheen | Aug 08, 2016

HCAH is backed by Burman family, the promoters of Dabur, and the founders of the Health Care at Home UK Read More

India's GHV Accelerator partners with Japanese VCs to launch US$52M startup fund

By Sainul Abudheen | Jul 28, 2016

The fund will look to invest in 10-15 startups in the health-tech, fintech, Internet of Things, consumer-tech and agri-tech sectors Read More

SoftBank, Honda to develop cars that can read driver emotions

By Sainul Abudheen | Jul 22, 2016

The new technology will use SoftBank’s Pepper robot to help drivers with advices when parking the car and will also give them company during long trips Read More

Japan's Rakuten revises definition of 'spouse', extends benefits to same-sex partners

By Kevin McSpadden | Jul 22, 2016

It also announced today a host of LGBTQ-friendly initiatives and highlighted the diversity programmes within the company Read More

Coming Home: Pokémon Go officially launches in Japan

By Kevin McSpadden | Jul 22, 2016

The game returns to its homeland, with the winds of two-weeks worth of excitement and build-up at its back Read More

Guess which country had the most users who clicked on malicious links in 2015?

By Sainul Abudheen | May 27, 2016

Web attackers have now become more selective of their targets and have changed the technologies they use Read More

Slew of investors help KL fintech startup Jirnexu raise US$3M Series A

By Kevin McSpadden | May 24, 2016

PropertyGuru Co-founder and CEO Steve Melhuish was a private investor in the deal Read More

Rakuten sells Tarad.com, moves one more step away from Southeast Asia

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 06, 2016

Tarad.com says it will be adapting its business model and specifically cited a desire to target businesses in Thailand Read More

5 workplace safety issues Japan will face in 2016

By Guest Contributor | Apr 05, 2016

Evidently, working in Japan has its perks. However, every country is prone to workplace safety problems and Japan is no different, says the author Read More

Malaysia’s FashionValet secures Series B funding from Japan’s Start Today

By Sainul Abudheen | Mar 30, 2016

FashionValet has operations in Singapore and Jakarta, and also operates a brick-and-mortar store in Kuala Lumpur Read More

By making eye contact, Japanese VR company Fove lands US$11M

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 23, 2016

In the near future, Fove wants to distribute its VR technology to 7,500 cafes across South Korea and Japan in an effort to have more people use the device Read More

Singapore has world's fastest Internet, but South Korea has the best: Akamai report

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 23, 2016

When it comes to page-loading time on a mobile device, Singapore ranks slightly above average, with Thailand being the fastest Read More

Twitter is 10: What Asia has been tweeting in the past decade

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 21, 2016

More and more Twitter is feeling like an echo chamber, but looking back on its decade of existence, it definitely changed the world Read More

Online merchandise platform for gaming firms PowerCore raises US$2M funding

By Sainul Abudheen | Mar 15, 2016

The startup helps brands produce various merchandise and transform physical merchandise to virtual character in mobile game Read More

Thai fintech startup StockRadars raises round to democratise stock trading

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 03, 2016

Along with the funding, StockRadars launched an in-app trading platform in Thailand and is bringing its analytics to eight markets across APAC Read More

Singapore tops mobile app economy, but for how long?

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 26, 2016

While China, India and Indonesia rank low in today's regional ecosystem, they are set for major jumps in the future and are projected to lead APAC in the years to come Read More

Japan's Global Brain and Mitsui Fudosan launch US$45M investment fund

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 24, 2016

Singapore has a role to play thanks to a business alliance between Mitsui Fudosan and NUS Enterprise Read More

Bridging the Korea Strait: Rakuten and Gmarket announce trading partnership

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 24, 2016

The deal is in line with the Vision2020 plan Rakuten outlined as its roadmap to increase company revenue by the year 2020 Read More

Key challenge for Japan's startups is lack of global readiness: Peatix’s Emi Takemura

By Elaine Huang | Feb 17, 2016

This can be solved by either having international talent in the team from the beginning or spending a chunk of founder's time away from Japan, she says Read More

Layoffs for Rakuten as it closes marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 12, 2016

The company is also pushing a C2C marketplace called Rakuma into Southeast Asia; Rakuten is already an investor in Carousell Read More

Sony buys Israeli chip manufacturer Altair for US$200 million

By geektime | Jan 26, 2016

The acquisition gives Sony a massive outpost in Israel as Altair was in a 'no choice but to sell' situation Read More

[Podcast] 500 Startups' James Riney wants a hustler with authenticity

By Bernard Leong | Jan 19, 2016

The Tokyo-based VC shares his story, talks about traits he looks for in an entrepreneur, discusses Japan' startup ecosystem and more... Read More

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