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Line’s hockey stick moment: Japanese chat app hits 150 million users worldwide

(Read this article in Japanese) We knew this milestone wasn’t far off after Line Corporation CEO Akira Morikawa noted at the recent Japan New Economy...
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New iPhone app from Domino’s Japan has virtual star Hatsune Miku dance on your...

Domino’s Pizza has announced a pretty interesting high-tech collaboration that will create a new version of its already popular mobile app by adding the...

Line apps rules Google Play rankings, owns the top 5 in Japan

While NHN Japan’s popular Line chat app has amazingly surpassed 100 million users, it might be a more impressive feat that the company has...
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Japanese app lets you replace your receptionist with an iPad

Occasionally when we visit offices here in Japan, the reception area will have a touchscreen system that lets you page the person you want...
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Line’s ‘Fluffy Diver’ game takes cute to the next level

We’ve written about many cute games and apps over the past few weeks, but a recently release game from Line Corporation may have just...
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Otaku Camera for Android gets a boost, rockets past a million downloads

Tokyo Otaku Mode’s popular photo app Otaku Camera has recently received a big boost by recently being featured on Google Play in 42 countries,...

With 1M people using her Zaim finance app, founder Takako Kansai has more plans...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Vo0GAbJ7XA&w=640&h=430] It has been a while since we checked in on Japanese personal finance app Zaim. So I was surprised and delighted to bump...

Apps using Japan’s Metaps monetization platform downloaded a billion times

Japanese app monetization platform Metaps announced today that all the mobile apps using its monetization platform have achieved a cumulative total of 1 billion...
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Japanese mobile game ‘Battle Cats’ hits 2 million downloads [Gameplay Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBAXsAwFmDE?rel=0&w=560&h=315] I’ve made no secret that I’m a big fan of Ponos’s ‘Battle Cats’. It’s a ridiculously fun tower defense game with an incredible...
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Japanese receipt recording app ‘ReceReco’ hits 1M downloads in first 145 days

Back in mid-May we noted that Japanese receipt recording app ReceReco had broken through its first year target of 500,000 downloads, just three and...