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Japan’s Coubic launches mobile app, helps merchants better manage appointment booking

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Coubic (pronounced 'coo-bic'), the startup behind a freemium scheduling and appointment booking solution under the same name, unveiled...

Japan’s Joooy, mobile app for soccer fans, helps players and teams better engage

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup 7th heaven&Co. officially released a new mobile app for fans of Japanese League (J. League) soccer teams...
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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...

Japan Self Defense Forces introduces its first mobile game app

Japan Self Defense Forces (JSDF) introduced its first mobile game app earlier this week, aiming to increase public awareness of the importance of their...

Japanese startup Wantedly tackles contact management with new iPhone app

I often hear people complain that there is a lack of good contact manager apps available of smartphones. I personally have experimented with a...

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...

NES cartridge-like device Picocassette to offer novel gaming experiences on mobile

See the original story in Japanese. Surely there are more than a few men in their 30s whose hearts won't skip three beats upon espying...

Asia’s mobile flea market app Duriana raises $2.5 million from Beenos, others

See the original story in Japanese. Duriana Internet, a Malaysia- and the Philippines-based startup that provides mobile flea market app Duriana, has secured $2.5 million...
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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....

Japan’s Fukurou Labo launches ‘deep linking’ solution for mobile developers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Fukurou Labo, the startup focused on providing marketing solutions for smartphone apps, launched a 'deep link' optimization platform...