People living in areas without electricity in Africa are beginning to enjoy modern conveniences, thanks to solar powered gadgets they can rent from small shops.
In a rented office near Tokyo Tower, engineers toil away in a clean room, developing what look like small remote-controlled buggies. In a couple of years, the contraptions could wind up more than 350,000 km away, on the moon.
Last December, Nature Innovation Group launched an umbrella-sharing service. Customers simply register their credit card information through Line, one of Japan's most popular messaging apps.
It’s a challenging time in the digital media industry. BuzzFeed Inc. and Vice Media Inc., which defined a generation of news startups, dismissed hundreds of employees this year in cost-cutting maneuvers. But a glimmer of hope is coming from a software company in Tokyo.
Kamakura, a city about 50 km southwest of Tokyo, attracts some 20 million tourists a year, making it one of the most popular destinations in the metropolitan area.
SoftBank Group Corp.’s massive Vision Fund is making its first-ever energy storage bet — and it’s on a rather unconventional type of battery.
A Japanese incubator owned by SoftBank Group, is accelerating its investment into the country's artificial intelligence startups despite the verdict of its parent group's founder that Japan is "underdeveloped" in the cutting edge technology.
A venture capital fund set up by Japanese soccer player Keisuke Honda and American actor Will Smith has invested in two of Tesla founder Elon Musk's other ventures, including a company working on a way to connect brains with computers.
Fifty years after man first walked on the moon, Japan is exploring the profitable side of space with efforts to build up an ecosystem for space-related startups.
Daiwa Securities Group will set up a venture capital fund in Myanmar, in a first for a major Japanese financial institution.