Japan

Brief: Fujitsu trials blockchain money transfers with Japan’s three biggest banks

October 10, 2017 0

Photo credit: josefkubes / 123RF. The news: Fujitsu is teaming up with Japan’s three largest banking groups – Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group,

Japan and blockchain tech are a match made in heaven

October 5, 2017 0

Tatsuto Fujii, principal analyst at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (L), Yuzo Kano, CEO at bitFlyer (M), and Mio Takaoka, partner at Arbor Ventures (R) on

Seasoned Japanese startup puts fintech on the map with $500m IPO

October 4, 2017 0

Ker-ching! Founder and CEO Yosuke Tsuji. Photo credit: Money Forward. Money Forward, a well-established financial tech startup, has launched its IPO, marking a watershed moment

Japanese business traditions create opportunities for startups to chase

September 30, 2017 0

Photo credit: halfrain. Japanese businesses are rooted in tradition in a way that’s different from other countries. The country’s insistence on using fax machines is

Here are the 11 cryptocurrency exchanges approved by Japanese regulators

September 30, 2017 0

Photo credit: lightboxx / 123RF. Yesterday, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) revealed that it has approved 11 companies to run cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. The

Japanese venture capital blooms but lacks specialization compared to the US

September 29, 2017 0

Photo credit: pigprox / 123RF. Venture capital in Japan is maturing right next to its startups and entrepreneurs. This was the consensus in a panel

Brief: Japan approves 11 cryptocurrency exchange operators, no plans for ICO ban

September 29, 2017 0

Downtown Tokyo. Photo credit: sarawinter / 123RF 写真素材. The news (extracted from Reuters): Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) today approved 11 companies [PDF link, Japanese]

Japan’s Nulab gets first-ever external investment – 13 years after launching

September 28, 2017 0

The Nulab team. Photo credit: Nulab. Nulab founder and CEO Masanori Hashimoto announced the closing of his company’s first-ever funding round on stage at Tech

Gaming giant Nexon buys South Korean bitcoin exchange Korbit for $80m

September 27, 2017 0

Photo credit: albund / 123RF Stock Photo. Gaming company Nexon has acquired a 65 percent stake in South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Korbit for US$80 million

How Japan turbocharges tech across Southeast Asia

September 27, 2017 0

Southeast Asia’s homegrown ride-hailing app has taken in a lot of Japanese cash. Photo credit: Grab. When you think of Asia’s tech industry, you’re likely