Lang-8 Raises Angel Round Just Under 10M Yen

Lang-8, a multi-lingual social network / language-learning site, has raised 9,570,000 yen ($100K) from prominent angel investors: * Kiyoshi Nishikawa, a founder of ngi group * Takashi Yoshida, ex-CTO of Rakuten * Masahide Nakamura [JP], CEO of Allied Architects * Shuichi Takenaga, CEO of Aucfan [JP] CEO, Youyou Ki, is going to use the investment … Continue reading Lang-8 Raises Angel Round Just Under 10M Yen

Lang-8: Multi-lingual social network service for learning foreign lanugages

Lang-8 is a unique social network service started by a young entrepreneur Youyou Ki who lieves in Kyoto, Japan. Language Exchange SNS Lang-8 It works in this way. 1.First join to the service. 2.Then write a diary in the language you’re learning. 3.Native spekers of that language who are aslo users of Lang-8 will correct … Continue reading Lang-8: Multi-lingual social network service for learning foreign lanugages

Japanese Twitter Users Play On New Japanese Hashtags

Official Twitter blog announced [J] that Twitter is capable of Japanese character hashtags. (our post reported it) Then, a lot of Japanese Twitter users started strange wordplay. This is a trend hashtags of yesterday’s Tokyo. What are these long hashtags? They are themes of wordplay. # like a game in “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” (Akky) For … Continue reading Japanese Twitter Users Play On New Japanese Hashtags

Event Report: San Francisco Japanese Tech Entrepreneur Night

As reported last month and a video link presented on October 14, 2010, the SF New Tech Japan Night event was held in San Francisco(SF). The event was sold out with over 260 on-line tickets sold with an additonal 40+ at the door.  Enduring a little jet-lag and some tech culture shock, six start-ups from … Continue reading Event Report: San Francisco Japanese Tech Entrepreneur Night

Japan Internet Tech Entrepreneur Event In San Francisco

A first of its kind event is being held in San Francisco featuring Japanese Entrepreneurs on October 13, 2010.  This event named SFNewTech Japan Night is the vision of Brandon K. Hill, President/CEO of btrax, Inc – a San Francisco based digital consultancy agency.  “I wanted to help Japanese Entrepreneurs extend their market outside of … Continue reading Japan Internet Tech Entrepreneur Event In San Francisco