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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....

Unda mobile messaging app rebrands to VideoSelfie, secures new funding round

See the original story in Japanese. Unda is a mobile video messaging app brought from 500 Startups incubator last year. It will rebrand as VideoSelfie...

Japan’s BHI launches mobile apps that prevent info overload in messaging

Japanese startup BHI announced today that it has launched a suite of mobile apps called Swingnow, which will prevent information overload in messaging. The company...
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Geolocation conquest games still a popular genre in Japan

In Japan, geolocation mobile games have always been popular, going back to the days when featured phones ruled. One of the most successful is...
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Let’s Golf: Hit the links in a maid costume in Line’s latest game

As I chatted with a friend on Line earlier today, he suggest that I try one of the new games on the chat platform,...
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Japanese premium outlet site Luxa raises $3.3 million from KDDI

Tokyo-based Luxa, the startup running a members-only discount e-commerce platform, has announced today that it has raised 330 million yen ($3.3 million) from KDDI...

Fashion coordination app ‘Wear’ hits number 1 on Japanese App Store thanks to new...

Start Today, the company behind Japanese fashion commerce site Zozotown, began running television commercials for its fashion coordination app Wear (wear.jp) back on March...

Start Today’s Wear app surpasses a million downloads in Japan, will be promoted in...

Our readers may recall that Start Today Co. Ltd, the operator of Japanese fashion commerce giant Zozotown, launched its ‘Wear’ app back in October....

Japan’s Zozotown unveils new app, but some fashion retailers want to ban it from...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttvYoyFqxWM?rel=0] Start Today, the company behind Japanese fashion commerce site Zozotown, recently announced that it is receiving applications for a new sort of Showrooming...