Kickstarter will launch in Japan on September 13th

Ashley Carman, writing for The Verge;

Kickstarter is coming to Japan on September 13th. The company confirmed the date in an emailed announcement today and said interested creators should email japan@kickstarter.com. Although people from Japan could always back a project, or launch their own through a partnership with a US-based partner, they can now launch their own using a local Japanese bank account and a local form of identification. Kickstarter will be in Japanese, too.

Kickstarter first announced the launching of the service in Japan last May.

Indonesian crowdfunding platform Wujudkan to shut down in March

Anisa Menur A. Maulani, reporting for E27;

Indonesian crowdfunding platform for creative projects Wujudkan announced yesterday that is going to shut down its business, according to an official statement on the platform’s blog.

Citing March 31 as the last day of the plaform’s operation, Wujudkan Founder and CEO Mandy Marahimin wrote that the company’s inability to generate income through the campaigns that it successfully funded is the main reason why they decided to end it.