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Talking with Japanese indie developer SummerTime Studios at Tokyo Game Show [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQS0g41RdvY&w=620&h=380] Earlier this month we stumbled across Ancient Surfer a gem of a Japanese indie developer, SummerTime Studio based out of Okinawa. So I...
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Voltage makes romantic fantasy into reality at Tokyo Game Show 2013 [Video]

Today was the opening day of the Tokyo Game Show 2013.  At this year’s event we wanted to focus on mobile developers in particular....
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With over 1M downloads, Japan’s Barcode Footballer features a brilliant gimmick

I don’t play too many sports games on mobile, but recently I thought it might be time to finally give Japan’s Barcode Footballer a...

Mixi Marketing launches a new mobile monetization platform

Mixi Marketing recently announced the release of a new mobile monetization platform called Coudec. The platform displays advertisements, including coupons, to targeted consumers at...
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Brand Pit wins Startup Sauna Tokyo, moves on to compete in Finland

Startup Sauna, a startup accelerator from Finland, held a pitch event here on Tokyo last night. There were a number of familiar faces from...

Cinemacraft raises $1.5M in funding, expands team in Tokyo and LA

Tokyo-based media startup Cinemacraft has announced today that it has closed a $1.5 million round of funding from NTT Docomo Ventures, Turner Broadcasting’s Media...
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PyCon APAC: Nasty weather doesn’t constrict Pythonistas in Japan

Japan has seen some pretty bad weather this weekend, but that hasn’t stopped many in the Python community from coming out to the fourth...

New Japanese iPhone app ranks the world’s cutest photos

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKiWzl5VuAM&w=620&h=380] Kawaiit is a fun, social application from Japan that lets you submit, browse, and vote on kawaii (cute) pictures. It was launched just...

Japan brings brilliant colored designs to boring paper receipts

If you go into a Japanese convenience store, you might notice a little box by the register where customers can trash their unwanted receipts....
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Japan e-commerce startup Monoco partners with major broadcaster Fuji TV

See the original story in Japanese. Monoco is a flash sales e-commerce site specializing in limited quantity fashions selected by curators and buyers worldwide. The...