TAG: Japan

Softbank's 'Trump talk' fund makes first investment, expected to generate 3,000 jobs

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 20, 2016

The US$1 billion investment will go to OneWeb, a company using satellites to bring internet to the world's poor communities Read More

With newly-closed $130M VC fund, Global Brain seeks to boost rising stars in travel, fintech, IoT and other industries

By J. Angelo Racoma | Dec 09, 2016

Global Brain targets a total of US$175 million for the sixth round of its fund Read More

Japanese Astroscale aspires to be the first outer space cleaning company

By geektime | Dec 06, 2016

Japanese Astroscale aspires to be the first outer space cleaning company Read More

Taiwan's travel marketplace KKday nabs US$7M to expand to more Asian countries

By Sainul Abudheen | Dec 05, 2016

KKday has already expanded its presence into Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea and Japan, besides Singapore Read More

Looking for the next big opportunity? Here are 5 Asia Pacific consumer insights to keep in mind

By e27.co/andrew-chung | Nov 22, 2016

Rethinking your marketing strategy? Look toward emerging markets, mobile, and growing digital commerce in China Read More

Horsepower races to the top as TiA Jakarta 2016 startup pitch battle winner

By Anisa Menur | Nov 17, 2016

The Philippines-based startup beats five other finalists at the recent Tech in Asia Jakarta 2016 event -- which includes an Uber-for-tailor and the sharing economy's answer to space communications Read More

Ratan Tata-backed Crayon Data eyes new round of funding by year-end

By e27.co/manesha-pereira | Oct 31, 2016

The Singapore-based data analytics startup is also beefing up its product line with two new variants of its flagship product Maya Read More

Japan's LPixel raises US$7M to help scientists and doctors with their research

By Kevin McSpadden | Oct 24, 2016

The money will go towards enhancing LPixel's R&D tech and accelerating global expansion Read More

MatahariMall scores US$100M equity round from Mitsui Group

By Anisa Menur | Oct 19, 2016

The investment will consist of several tranches over a 12-month period Read More

3 tips for entering the Japanese startup ecosystem from a local investor

By Kevin McSpadden | Oct 17, 2016

Hint: Mobile Internet has been around much longer in Japan than anywhere else Read More

LINE is shifting its focus to media and news post IPO

By Kevin McSpadden | Oct 17, 2016

LINE's Chief Strategy and Marketing officer also explained how the company plans to take over Southeast Asia Read More

Masayoshi Son's brother leads US$2.5M financing in India's foodtech startup InnerChef

By Sainul Abudheen | Oct 04, 2016

The funding was led by Mistletoe, which is funded and owned by Taizo Son, a serial entrepreneur and the youngest brother of SoftBank's Chairman Masayoshi Son Read More

Rakuten acquires Fablic, a Japanese beauty, fashion and motorcycle flea market apps provider

By Dayana Sobri | Sep 05, 2016

Rakuten is currently planning to allow users to use their Rakuten member ID to log into FRIL, and implement point campaigns utilising Rakuten Super Points Read More

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

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