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Puteko poised to push its AR coloring books in Japan

This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Osaka 2013. As we reported earlier today, Japanese startup Kaizen Platform walked away...
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Japan’s Voltage boasts 22M users of its dating-sim games for women

Japanese app developer Voltage has announced this week that its catalogue of dating simulation apps for women (there are about 60 in total)...

Asia has an appetite for Line’s Cookie Run

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQSJmOnRLEM&w=640&h=360] Line’s ‘Cookie Run’ game (trailer above) has surpasses the 20 million downloads mark (as of April 4th), with strong performance across the Asia...

Japanese television network claims over 1M participants in interactive TV game

Last week we told you a little about TeamLab’s social instrument technology being implemented during Nippon Television Network’s 60th anniversary special. That event took...
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Line’s latest mobile game is great, but for the wrong reason

Japan’s Line continues to impress in the gaming space, with its recent title Cookie Run accumulating 10 million downloads in its first 30 days....

Japan’s Snapeee to host fashion event in Taiwan

See the original story in Japanese. Snapeee is a Japanese photo-sharing app serving more than five million users worldwide. Mind Palette, the startup behind the...
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News curation app Gunosy raises $342,000 from angel investors

Gunosy, a Tokyo-based startup which runs a news curation service, announced today it has raised 31.6 million yen (approximately $342,000) by allocating new shares...
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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...

Japan’s Yesterscape improves its time-machine app, enables web upload of old memories

One of my favorite startups to write about last year was Kyoto-based Qooq Inc. As you may recall, this is the company that operates...
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Yahoo Japan’s Face Stealer app transforms you into Obama, or anyone else you’d like...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_IP-z1Zm34&w=560&h=315] Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) has just released a very clever application called Face Stealer. It’s a fun camera app that lets you choose from...