Japan

Line gets into food delivery

July 26, 2017 0

Photo credit: piyato / 123RF. Line, Japan’s US$8 billion social media giant, today launched a food delivery service. Called Delima, it allows users of Line’s

Robot wars: Amazon has Kiva, Alibaba has Geek+, and there’s GreyOrange for the rest

July 21, 2017 0

The Butler in its natural habitat. From video by GreyOrange. Chickpet is one of the oldest bazaars in Bangalore, dating back to the 16th century.

Q&A: Stripe boss on Asian expansion and the value of building a product before a company

July 16, 2017 0

Stripe co-founder and president John Collison. Photo credit: Stripe. Online payment service provider Stripe has been making waves in Asia for the past year. It

Q&A: Stripe’s John Collison on China, the coder’s mindset, and growing globally

July 14, 2017 0

Photo credit: Stripe. Online payment service provider Stripe has been making waves in Asia for the past year. It launched in Singapore and Japan in

5 of Japan’s hottest industry verticals

July 13, 2017 0

Japan is often thought of as one of the world’s leaders in high-tech industries. For the last decade, it seems like some of the most

These startups from Korea, Thailand, and India have taken an interest in Japan. Here’s why.

July 12, 2017 0

Startups have often deemed Japan as a difficult market to penetrate due to the language and cultural differences. However, with the rise in corporate and

Brief: Japanese government startup fund caught in sexual harassment scandal

July 11, 2017 0

The Tokyo Tower. Photo credit: Taro Tokyo. The news: Another sexual harassment scandal is unfolding in the startup ecosystem, with a senior executive at Cool

3 rising startups in Japan

July 3, 2017 0

This week saw three startups get recognized by investors. Each startup has its own take on using technology to streamline existing services. Payke Payke, pronounced

6 rising startups in Japan

June 28, 2017 0

This week saw a huge variety of local startups getting early funding including players in artificial intelligence, online entertainment, virtual reality, and digitized services. BitStar

Even as Airbnb doubles down on China, Chinese unicorn Tujia widens the war to Asia

June 27, 2017 0

Chinese tourist using Alipay in Japan’s Kansai International Airport. Photo credit: Ant Financial. Airbnb is doubling down on China this year, where it has been