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Top 5: Private social networks for families

In the age of online sharing, many people have become less hesitant to share family photos on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Many people...

Japanese homescreen decoration app CocoPPa reaches 10M downloads, most from overseas

See the original story in Japanese. United, the startup behind popular homescreen decoration app CocoPPa, announced that the application has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide....

Hello Kitty for your Smartphone: 5 Cute Apps to Try

Hello Kitty Run! Run! Run! Perhaps the most popular of Japan's many cute characters is Hello Kitty from Sanrio. This tiny cat absolutely everywhere, even...
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KakaoTalk passes 10 million downloads in Japan

While NHN Japan’s Line is winning the chat application war in Japan by a large margin with over 45 million users , KakaoTalk is...

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...

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....

CocoPPa partners with Tokyo Otaku Mode on anime-themed decorations for your smartphone homescreen

See the original story in Japanese. CocoPPa, a smartphone wallpaper/icon decoration app from Japanese web conglomerate United, has tied up with Tokyo Otaku Mode (TOM)...

Japanese microblog ‘Arrow’ lets you vent stress towards a single random stranger

In Japan, since many people are connected with work-related acquaintances on Facebook, many suffer from not being able to express themselves freely. Arrow is...
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Japan’s Gungho Entertainment is winning at home, but will global gamers get it?

Among the Japanese mobile gaming companies that have made regular international headlines in recent years (most notably GREE and DeNA), Gungho Entertainment is perhaps...

Slide to unlock, get reward points: Japan’s AppDisco is monetizing your lock screen

What’s the first thing you do when you grab your mobile phone? Slide to unlock the homescreen. Here in Asia, there is an app...