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    3 big ways in which the Japanese startup ecosystem is changing

3 big ways in which the Japanese startup ecosystem is changing

Doing business in Japan has long been associated with overinflated zaibatsu (large Japanese business conglomerate), domestic insularity and a widespread aversion to any kind of investment risk. Small wonder then,

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    Brief: Japanese ecommerce unicorn hires Facebook exec as it ramps up US expansion

Brief: Japanese ecommerce unicorn hires Facebook exec as it ramps up US expansion

Co-founder and CEO of Mercari, Shintaro Yamada. Photo credit: Tech in Asia / Michael Holmes. The news: Japan-based online marketplace Mercari is hiring former Facebook exec John Lagerling as chief

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    500 Startups’ Japan fund closes at $35m with government backing

500 Startups’ Japan fund closes at $35m with government backing

500 Startups’ Japan team. Photo credit: 500 Startups. 500 Startups’ Japan-focused fund has closed fundraising after exceeding its US$30 million target, with an investment from a Japanese government-backed vehicle taking

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Live streaming melds with shopping

  Live streaming melds with shopping

Photo montage by Tech in Asia, from stream by Inez Hilda Papp. When you picture someone sitting through 30 minutes

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Virtual reality startup wins premier Japanese startup pitch battle

  Virtual reality startup wins premier Japanese startup pitch battle

Infinity Ventures Summit took place earlier this week in the beef capital of Japan, Kobe. Now in its tenth year,

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Brief: SoftBank acquires robotics firms from Google

  Brief: SoftBank acquires robotics firms from Google

A military-use variant of Boston Dynamics’ BigDog robot in training with US marines. Photo credit: Sarah Dietz. The news: SoftBank

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Will Japan get swept up in China’s bike-sharing craze?

  Will Japan get swept up in China’s bike-sharing craze?

Photo credit: Mobike. “You wouldn’t be here unless you were thinking about entering Japan market, right?” The question from the

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The difficulty of being Line’s CTO

  The difficulty of being Line’s CTO

Line CTO Park Euivin. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. “I didn’t exactly apply for the position,” says Park Euivin, CTO

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Plug and Play partners with Japan’s biggest bank to launch Tokyo accelerator

  Plug and Play partners with Japan’s biggest bank to launch Tokyo accelerator

Representatives of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Plug and Play Japan at the signing of their collaboration agreement. Photo credit:

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