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101 Top Japanese Apps Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese based Apps companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Apps industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japanese Apps Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Line

Line

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LINE develops calling and messaging applications for mobile phones in Japan and internationally.

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Gunosy is a news curation application that covers a wide range of news from entertainment news to political news.

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Cluster

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Cluster that allows anyone to hold events such as live music and conferences in a virtual environment.

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Virtusize

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Virtusize is a virtual fitting solution that enables online fashion retailers to illustrate size and fit for consumers.

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Wonderplanet

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Wonderplanet designs and develops native language applications and games for smart phones and tablets.

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Wantedly

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Wantedly is a social recruiting platform that allows users to find interesting jobs based on their social graphs.

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Andpad

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Andpad provides a construction management application for users throughout Japan.

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Nota

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Nota develops an app for seriously easy sharing of screen caps and GIFs and Scrapbox, a new style of note-taking for teams.

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MICIN

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MICIN is a medical IT company that offers a free app for patient charts, billing, and video chatting between doctors and patients.

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TakeMe Co., Ltd.

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TakeMe offers an “All-in-One” payment platform for our pre- and post- pay value added services for merchants to digitally transform quickly

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DeCurret

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DeCurret is Providing the optimal rate of digital currency, instantly processing a large amount of currency transactions stably.

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Kakao Japan

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Kakao Japan is a free smartphone calling and messenger application.

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Chatwork

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Chatwork is a group chat app for global teams, that includes secure messaging, video chat, task management and file sharing functionality.

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UUUM

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UUUM is a YouTuber-focused management production services company.

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GINKAN

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A Tokyo based startup focused on mobile app development & management. Runs SynchroLife, the app loved by eaters!

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TableCheck

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TableCheck is a world-class reservation platform that centralizes reservations from third-party reservation sites.

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cocone

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cocone develops and publishes mobile games and applications, and provides assistance to maintain their social media presence.

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CANDY HOUSE

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CANDY HOUSE is a design house catering simple and smart services and things that are enjoyable and fun like candy.

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Timetree

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TimeTree keeps families and groups organized. It also helps manage busy lives while sharing calendars, events, and more!

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SmartNews

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SmartNews is a news app that helps users find quality news beyond the filter bubble.

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Progate

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Progate is a free programming learning services.

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Meleap

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HADO is a new sport utilizing the leading AR technology with players wearing a head mounted display and an armband sensor.

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Line Pay

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Line Pay is a secure & easy payment platform.

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Metaps Inc.

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Metaps is engaged in three businesses: finance business, marketing business and the DX support business.

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JapanTaxi

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JapanTaxi is a Provider of taxi booking services designed to cater the needs of people in Japan.

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BTCBOX

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BTCBOX is an application that offers cryptocurrency exchange services.

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Money Tap

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Money Tap is a planning, development, operation and consulting for various Fintech solutions using blockchain.

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SpiderPlus

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SpiderPlus specializes in providing ICT solutions for the construction industry.

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AppBrew(Lips)

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AppBrew develops LIPS, a mobile application for users to share and read real reviews on cosmetics, nail care, personal care, etc.

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Study Plus

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Study Plus is an educational application developed to facilitate collaborative studying.

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Let

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Let is a mobile app that allows users to buy and sell goods with translation.

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NearMe

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NearMe is created to find people who want to go in the same direction by taxi and can share.

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Africa Incubator

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Africa Incubator is an IT company that specializes in developing mobile applications for sales management.

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Payke

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Payke Multicomponent is an application that allows to view all the information of products in their mother tongue.

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Moff

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Moff is a Wearable Internet of Things (IoT) platform and solutions.

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LBB

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LBB is a mobile order app that allows customers to use their smartphones to order to ease queues when crowded.

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WED

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WED is an information technology based company.

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stand.fm

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stand.fm is an audio distribution application that anyone can record and deliver.

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IB

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IB is an insurance book app that allows users to manage insurance.

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Receptionist

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Receptionist is a company that develops and operates the cloud reception system.

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Aiming

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Aiming Inc provides assistance with the planning, production, and development of online games.

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AI CROSS

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AI CROSS is an internet company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help enterprises communicate through mobile with their customers.

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Miive

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Mobile wallet-based employee benefit SaaS.

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Nanapi

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Nanapi is a web system development company based in Japan, and it provides life hacking website or app.

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WAmazing

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WAmazing offers free SIM cards that allow foreign travelers to register before their arrival in Japan.

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Mirrativ

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Mirrativ is a first-of-its-kind livestreaming app

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Aidea

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Aidea specializes in the development and operation of the ship control system.

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RECLO

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RECLO is a luxury brand consignment application that allows the user to consign and sell branded products.

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Azit

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Azit is an application developer that aims to close the gap in everyone’s mobility.

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WACUL

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WACUL is a Japan-based company that provides web consulting and simplifies decision making process of enterprises.

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Recruit

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Recruit is a Japan-based company providing human resource solutions, lifestyle products and services, and a housing information magazine.

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ookami Japan

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ookami offers player an application that enables its users to obtain news and information about sports.

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Al Travel

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Al Travel is a next-generation cloud-type business travel arrangement and management system (BTM).

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XTIA

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XTIA is engaged in the development, manufacturing, and sales of high-precision measurement instruments and 3D scanners.

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Connehito

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Connehito is a Tokyo-based mobile Q&A app for female users centered around childcare.

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AGREE

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AGREE is an application developer and operator for medical consultation.

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Spectee

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Spectee is a start-up company that specializes in analyzing various data especially on social media.

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Timers

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Timers offers a range of mobile applications based on match-making for singles.

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MAMORIO

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MAMORIO are promoting alliances with companies.

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BluAge

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BluAge is a company that specializes in developing room search application.

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Asian Bridge

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Asian Bridge is an IT service provider engage in web system and application development.

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Akerun

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Akerun , developing and offering smart lock app

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Nana Music

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Nana Music is a free musical collaboration application that enables its users to share their musical experiences.

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TRIBEAU

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TRIBEAU is a Development and operation of Triview app for cosmetic surgery.

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Appify Technologies

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Appify Technologies operates a no-code development service that enables users to create personal e-commerce applications.

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G-cluster

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G-cluster Global provides services worldwide, using its cloud-based content provision technology, G-cluster.

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Sendyou

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Sendyou provides customer acquisition tools for cram schools and after school activity providers.

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Agri Info Design

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Agri Info Design provides technologies related to sophistication and computerization of agricultural production technology.

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Lisa Technologies

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Lisa is an environment where the power of each person has a major impact on the company.

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Quan Inc.

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Quan Inc. develops characters and game content to smartphone platforms and offers global content distribution services.

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Aoi.co

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Tokyo-based Aoi.Co., the startup that operates a live-streamed onine lecuture service for junior high students

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Dr.JOY

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Dr.JOY is a wasteful business flow, medical institutions dedicated hospital SNS.

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1ne studio

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1ne studio is a startup that supports creators who want to work as a professional.

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Nature Innovation Group

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Nature Innovation Group is the operator of i-kasa, a mobile-based umbrella sharing platform that enables users to search.

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TownWiFi

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TownWiFi is a Japanese mobile app that automates WiFi connectivity.

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ONE of THEM

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ONE of THEM is an online platform that offers content, planning services, development, production, and management.

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SpeakBUDDY

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SpeakBUDDY is an E-Learning company.

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Favy

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Favy.jp is WEB service for all of the shops make it easy to home page.

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A10 Lab

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A10 Lab specializes in developing applications available in Google Play.

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Utagoe

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Utagoe is a web company specializing in video and communication technologies. It is headquartered in Tokyo with a branch office in San

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OsidOri

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OsidOri is a financial app company will provide this mechanism with the new FinTech service.

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Antaa

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Antaa connects “doctor’s life” by connecting doctor to doctor.

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standing ovation

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standing ovation develops and offers fashion coordination applications.

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VASILY, Inc.

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VASILY operates an online fashion coordination community.

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Ecbo cloak

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Ecbo cloak is a sharing service that connects persons who want to store luggage with shops with space to store luggage.

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Japan Legal System Institute

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Legal Technology, Legal Tech, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Document, SaaS, Smart Contract App.

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emol

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emol is an application that records emotions and talks with AI robots.

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Sportip

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Sportip provides motion analysis and posture analysis applications for trainers and therapists.

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SENSY

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Sensy is a company providing services through ‘Sansy app’ for fashion related products.

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SUGAR Japan

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SUGAR is a means of new communication, the distance of the people both of talent people and fans will aim to become closer.

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Coursebase

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Coursebase is a developer of a learning management system used in providing training through an enterprise web application.

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Nailie

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Nailie is an app that lets you connect to a nail specialists just for you.

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miil

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miil is a smartphone application that enables its users to share photos of food they cooked, ate, and want to eat.

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neuet

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neuet develops and operates a smartphone application that offers bike-sharing services.

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CYDAS

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CYDAS, Inc. was founded with the mission to “Bring out the Talent in People”.

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Nupp1

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Nupp1 is a mobile application to find a fitness center.

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LOGIC Japan

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Logic is a software company developing a new care record system developed at the request of care providers.

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KANKAK

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KANKAK operates completely cashless cafes KITASANDO COFFEE and TAILORED CAFE.

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basic

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Basic provides a range of internet application marketing services.

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Mrk & Co ( Dine)

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Mrk & Co is a dating app that isn’t about superficial love at first sight.

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RE

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RE specializes in smartphone application design and development.

Written by Mark Fitz

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