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Vocagetty: Helping you remember words with pictures

I’ve already mentioned a few of the top ideas that came out of Aviary’s recent Photo Hack Day Japan, including ‘Back to the Future’...
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News curation app Gunosy raises $342,000 from angel investors

Gunosy, a Tokyo-based startup which runs a news curation service, announced today it has raised 31.6 million yen (approximately $342,000) by allocating new shares...

Asia has an appetite for Line’s Cookie Run

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQSJmOnRLEM&w=640&h=360] Line’s ‘Cookie Run’ game (trailer above) has surpasses the 20 million downloads mark (as of April 4th), with strong performance across the Asia...
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Apple in the pink for Japan’s cherry blossom season

Here in Japan, the annual cherry blossom season is upon us, as cherry trees have already started to flower in the nation’s more southern...

Adways’ Party Track begins integration with 5Rocks to create one-stop mobile analytics solution

Back in January we reported that Tokyo-based digital advertising network and game publisher Adways has invested in and partnered with Korean growth hacking startup...

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...

Japanese mobile game developer Akatsuki files for IPO

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Akatsuki, the mobile developer behind game titles like Cinderella Nine and Thousand Memories, announced that its IPO application...
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In the footsteps of Puzzle & Dragons, Quiz RPG rides TV ad to success

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdkTSmKXGXQ&w=620&h=400] About a week ago we told you about how Japanese game developer Colopl (seriously, that’s its name) had added popular geo-location restaurant game...

Yesterscape app augments your present reality with photos of your past

Yesterscape is sort of a time-machine app developed by Kyoto-based startup QOOQ. As the app name suggests, Yesterscape allows users to save and leave...
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EA’s Tetris Monsters is now Japan’s top iPhone game

This week saw the launch of EA’s ambitious new mobile game for Japan, Tetris Monsters. The game is a puzzle-meets-RPG hybrid, and it’s very...