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peach-butts

DeNA’s latest mobile puzzle game is a real peach!

Japan’s DeNA launched a very unusual mobile game today. The title is really hard to translate , but suffice to say that it includes...
line-stickers

Line raises $370K for Japanese quake relief in 6 weeks. With stickers.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEdDsTfr4HA&w=640&h=360] This past March saw the three year anniversary of the tragic 3.11 earthquake here in Japan. At the time, Line Corporation released a...
sonic

Line’s Sonic Dash S still has many obstacles to overcome

Line released its mobile game Sonic Dash S, developed by Sega, back in late January. The title was made available in a number of...

Young entrepreneur develops an app to support Muslims living in Japan

See the original article, written in Japanese With Tokyo chosen as host for the 2020 Olympics, the city is likely to get more...

Freemium payments platform ‘Spike’ launches open beta in Japan

See the original article written in Japanese Tokyo-based Metaps has launched on online payment platform called Spike, releasing it in open beta here in Japan....
deer

Why Japan’s mobile news startups are scared to disrupt

This is a complex issue, but I think it boils down to this: Most of Japan’s news app creators do not put the interests...
line-stickers

Line’s Creators Market opens for registration, accepting sticker submissions

Line has just opened up its Creators Market (at creator.line.me), allowing users to register and submit stickers for review as of today. If Line...
princess-punt-sweets

GungHo’s Princess Punt Sweets passes 8M downloads in Japan, still no English version

Japanese gaming powerhouse GungHo Online Entertainment, the maker of the hit mobile game Puzzle & Dragons, announced this week that Princess Punt Sweets –...
mind-feat

Mynd: Japan’s latest news app is one of its prettiest

This week we witnessed yet another entrant into Japan’s mobile news app space. It’s called Mynd, and it comes from Tokyo-based TomyK, led by...
line-sticons

Line rolls out ‘Sticons’, first on Android

With its new 4.2.0 Android update today, Japanese messaging app Line rolled out something that it’s calling ‘Sticons’. The company says that these can...