Asahi Shimbun, Dentsu and Zoshinkai are set to exit the notebook-sharing platform operator in an acquisition of undisclosed size by office products supplier Kokuyo.

Stationery and furniture maker Kokuyo has agreed to buy Clear, the Japan-based class notes-sharing platform that counts corporates Asahi Shimbun, Dentsu and Zoshinkai (Z-Kai) as investors, for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 2010 as Arcterus, Clear runs an app and web-based notebook community that allows users to share notes and solve academic questions. In addition…

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