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Japanese homescreen customization app breaks through 25M downloads, enjoys international success

United Inc, the Japanese maker of smartphone customization app Cocoppa, announced today that their flagship app has surpassed 25 million downloads, as of May...

Japanese startup launches social quiz app ‘BrainWars’

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Translimit recently launched a social quiz app called BrainWars. The new app is available for iOS in...
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Leading Japanese news app Gunosy launches in the US. But is it ready?

A couple of weeks ago Japanese mobile news startup Gunosy launched an English version of their app for the UK. Now today the company...

In Japan, a mobile app that lets travelers get help from interpreters

Many Japanese companies have launched services that aim to better serve travelers coming to Japan. Of course, one of the biggest obstacles for such...

Japanese startup Wantedly tackles contact management with new iPhone app

I often hear people complain that there is a lack of good contact manager apps available of smartphones. I personally have experimented with a...
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Japan’s Photo Money app brings a visual approach to personal finance

We have witnessed a number of personal finance apps from Japanese developers over the past few years. Most notably, both Zaim and ReceReco have...
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Japan’s weirdest tower defense game now has 9M downloads, and a few weird commercials

Kyoto-based mobile game publisher Ponos has announced that its popular tower defense title Battle Cats has surpassed 9 million downloads as of May 3rd....

Line tries to reach beyond casual gamers with ‘Shake Spears’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp1gTgA8Czg&w=640&h=360] Line Corporation’s latest entry in the mobile gaming space is a rehashed version of the jousting game Shake Spears from Russian developer Alawar...
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Line Rangers tops 10M downloads, gets TV promo boost in Japan

Line Corportation corporation recently announced that its Line Rangers game has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide. The title was initially released back on February...

Japan’s love affair with photo apps

This morning I met with Canadian research student Laurel Hart who is currently in Tokyo studying mobile photography communities in Japan. Even though we’ve...