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Mobile

Widgely: Community Factory and Yahoo Japan team up on multi-purpose girlie app

Community Factory, the company behind the popular purikura app Decopic, and its parent company Yahoo  have released their first joint widget app on the...
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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...

Medical Recipe: Japan’s mobile portal for special diet needs

User-generated recipe portals like Cookpad are extremely popular in recent years. But for people with certain health problems or eating restrictions, such recipes...
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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...
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Transformers Legends hits iOS, another mobile card battle game for Western markets [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr1jPVBNDMk&w=560&h=315] When Japan’s DeNA initially teamed up with Hasbro to bring the Transformers franchise to mobile games, I was pretty pleased. Like most kids...
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Smartnews’s media channel subscriptions off to a good start in Japan

See the original story in Japanese. SmartNews is one of the many popular news apps available to Japanese consumers these days. The startup (of the...
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How to transform your iPhone into Nunchucks. (Yes, nunchucks!)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V_mM03keUQ&w=560&h=315] Part of the beauty of Japanese mobile culture is the wide variety of accessories that you can add to your phone. And in...

In Japan, sticky notes have gone high tech

I primarily use Google Calendar for my daily planning and task management, but when it comes to weekly or monthly plans, I still use...

A mobile game about natto, Japan’s famously bad-tasting beans

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaUi95e94nY&w=640&h=435] Here’s another unusual mobile game from Japan that sort of fits in the genre of 'disgustingly cute', like Battle Cats or Nameco. In...
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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...