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Tech Media & Blogs

- TechCrunch Japan

TC Japan is the biggest tech-startup-media regarding its reach to Japanese tech audiences. Besides their translated articles, they also write original contents and often host events where they talk with and interview Japanese entrepreneurs

http://jp.techcrunch.com/


- TheBridge

In terms of the insightfulness, opinions, and passions toward Japanese entrepreneurs, TheBridge has been creating a good position. They cover articles in English and Japanese, and the site also works like AngelList. The majority of their audiences are entrepreneurs, pre-entrepreneurs, and VCs.

http://thebridge.jp/en/


- CNET Japan 

CNET Japan has a big presence among not-techy-people but it often writes about Japanese big tech companies.

http://japan.cnet.com/


- TechWatch

An interview media for entrepreneurs/investors based in the Bay Area.

It vigorously conducts startup interviews, more so than any other Japanese media.

http://www.techwatch.jp/


- VentureNow

It is a medium that has its strengths in fund raising related press releases and communicating information on IPO's.

http://www.venturenow.jp/


- IT media

Having coverage of startup businesses to large corporations, it disseminates a breadth of news related to the IT industry.

There are also many product reviews and other features.

http://www.itmedia.co.jp/


- Life Hacker & GIZMODO JAPAN

This is a Japanese version of the U.S. medium, "Life Hacker" and "GIZMODO".

Not only are there translated articles, but original contents are offered as well.

http://www.lifehacker.jp/

http://www.gizmodo.jp/


- TechWave 

Vigorously provides information on domestic and international startups as well as products.

http://techwave.jp/


- AppBank

Provides articles on iOS application reviews as well as articles related to new products.

http://www.appbank.net/


- IT Pro

Media operated by the major newspaper publishing company, Nikkei BP.

It provides a broad array of news that covers large corporations to startups.

http://itpro.nikkeibp.co.jp/


- Engadget Japan

A Japanese version of the U.S. media, "Engadget".

Not only are there translated articles, but unique contents are offered as well.

http://japanese.engadget.com/


- WIRED Japan 

Not only are there translated articles, but unique contents are offered as well.

http://wired.jp/


- Engineer Type

Interview articles on domestic startups and engineers are popular.

http://engineer.typemag.jp/


- iPhone Joshi

Provides most up-to-date iOS application information targeted toward women.

http://www.iphone-girl.jp/


- GIGAZINE

This is a curated media that compiles international articles to be provided in Japanese.

http://gigazine.net/


- 100SHIKI

This is a blog that introduces overseas products on a daily basis.

http://www.100shiki.com/


- Gadget Tsushin

This is a medium that introduces new products, focusing on gadgets.

http://getnews.jp/


- the Japan Venture Show

Podcast focus on Entrepreneurship and the Startup scene in Japan. 

http://japanventureshow.com/