The company will be run by James Riney and Yohei Sawayama, who launched 500 Startups Japan in 2016. The pair have raised 5 billion yen ($45 million) a
The government has stepped up its oversight of an industry it sees as fomenting addiction, myopia and other ills among the country’s youth.
Mercari Inc.’s $3.7 billion coming-out party will deliver a 149-times return to early investor United Inc., which engineered a $2.7 million round in
IDG Capital is betting $10 million on ImToken. The Series A round is the latest indication that some investors are looking past this year’s tumble i
Starting this summer, Uber will connect local drivers and passengers in Awaji, a remote island that’s home to 120,000 people and a dozen taxi compan
The deal is based on an enterprise value of $4.75 billion.
The biggest venture capital backers selling their stakes are Tiger Global, Benchmark Capital and Battery Ventures.
The ICO-friendly guidelines are in contrast to positions taken by China and South Korea, which last year banned the practice.
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Binance will soon start a “fiat-to-crypto exchange” on the European island nation, and is close to securing a deal with local banks that can provi
Bitcoin sank 4.4% to $8,506 on Thursday after Japan’s Financial Services Agency was said to be planning to tell Binance, the trading venue founded b
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