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Can’t sleep? Japan has the Ultimate Sleeping app!

  In Japan, one in five people say they have trouble sleeping. This is according to Della, a company based in Roppongi which aspires to...
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Japan’s Ninja Striker is a wonderfully retro 8bit game for iPhone

Here’s a really fun mobile game for you to kick off your weekend with. Ninja Striker is a great little side-scroller, designed in the...

Mixi partners with Tencent to expand into Chinese gaming market

Tokyo-based Mixi announced today that it has partnered with Chinese internet giant Tencent to bring its popular Monster Strike game to mainland China, Hong...

Tokyo-based advertising startup FreakOut raises $5.3M from Yahoo Japan

FreakOut is a Tokyo-based startup developing a smartphone advertising platform for real-time bidding (RTB). Today it announced that it has raised 500 million yen...
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CyberAgent rolls out another cute mobile app, this time for baby photos

This is part of our cute Japanese apps series (RSS), examining a trend of ‘kawaii’ success stories emerging from Japan’s mobile space. We’ve looked at...

Trendy Japanese photo app Cameran expands to become a social network

See the original story in Japanese. Some of our readers may have heard a little about a mobile camera app from Japan called Cameran. It...

Honda begins trials of anti-traffic jam app in Jakarta

Japanese auto maker Honda started testing a trial version of its Android app in Indonesia yesterday, in an effort to reduce traffic jams in...

Open8, Japan’s mobile video ad network, acquires app prototyping startup The Clip

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Open8, a Japanese female-targeted mobile video ad network, announced earlier this month that it has acquired The Clip,...

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...

Japanese hardware prototyping platform PocketDuino launches on Indiegogo

See the original story in Japanese. PocketDuino is an Android-compatible circuit board based on the Arduino prototyping platform. The product was developed by Japanese engineers...