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This iPhone app from Japan might be the sexiest calculator ever [Video]

Here’s a light app feature to close out the week on a light note. A friend of mine recently pointed out this fun Japanese...

ActShare: A mobile photo app based around everyday actions

ActShare is an interesting photo sharing app that breaks photos into action-based categories. So where many vertical photo apps focus narrowly on things like...

Candy Crush Saga is the top iPhone game in Japan thanks to TV commercial

The undisputed king of puzzle games here in Japan is, of course, Puzzle & Dragons. Hitting the Apple App Store back in February of...
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CNet Japan Startup Award nominees: Mobile C2C flea market apps – Fril and Mercari

This is part one of our CNET Japan Startup Awards nominee rundown. The rest can be found here. Several C2C flea market apps have...

Japanese hardware prototyping platform PocketDuino launches on Indiegogo

See the original story in Japanese. PocketDuino is an Android-compatible circuit board based on the Arduino prototyping platform. The product was developed by Japanese engineers...

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...

RecoChoku has dominated mobile music in Japan, but will foreign players change that?

We’ve heard rumors that Swedish music streaming service Spotify is preparing to make its debut in the Japanese market. But so far, there has...

Former Livedoor CEO launches restaurant recommendation app

See the original story in Japanese. The Japanese economy appears to be getting better recently. In the startup scene in particular, we’ve seen more than...

Japanese iPad app helps kids get creative with cardboard boxes

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time making things from old cardboard boxes. Impenetrable headquarters for my toy figures, with...
stamp-messenger

A new iPhone app from Japan brings fun stamps to Facebook messaging [Video]

What is the major difference between Japan's wildly popular Line chat app and Facebook Messenger? It’s stamps. But not anymore, thanks to a Tokyo-based...