Taiho Pharmaceutical Co., a Tokyo, Japan-based specialty pharma company with a focus on oncology, is to invest up to US$30m in Remiges Biopharma Fund II, LP, a biopharma venture capital fund formed by Remiges Ventures, Inc.
Atonarp, a Tokyo, Japan-based hi-tech molecular diagnostics company, raised $33m in Series C funding.
Idein, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based IoT company, secured $7.8m in its latest funding.
SmartNews, Inc., a global news discovery company, secured $28m in Series E funding.
Unilever completed the acquisition of Tatcha, a Japanese inspired skincare brand.
NEC Corporation (NEC; TOKYO: 6701) acquired OncoImmunity AS, a Norway-based bioinformatics company that develops proprietary machine learning software to support the fight against cancer.
Synspective Inc., a Japanese startup which provides satellite data solutions using small sized SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellites, raised $100m in funding.
Connected Robotics, a Tokyo, Japan-based developer of specialized robot solutions for cooking, raised 850m yen in Series A funding.
Tier IV, Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based open-source self-driving startup, raised over $100m in Series A funding.
Kyash Inc., a Tokyo, Japan-based creator of a wallet app and payment platform, raised approximately $14m in Series B funding.
Sony Corporation and Daiwa Capital Holdings Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group Inc., launched a joint venture company created for the purpose of establishing an investment fund.
TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762), an electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan, established a new corporate venture company (CVC) TDK Ventures, Inc.
Catalys Pacific, a Japanese life sciences venture capital firm, has just launched its first fund.
Amadeus Code, an AI songwriting assistant, received 200M JPY (approximately $1.8 M US) in Series A funding.
Akatsuki Entertainment Technology (AET) Fund, the venture arm of Japan’s entertainment, gaming and live experience company Akatsuki, announced today new investments.