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Google Glass, you’ve got company! Sekai Camera inventor introduces Telepathy One

See also this story in Japanese. Takahito Iguchi, the former Tonchidot CEO best known for having invented an augmented reality smartphone app Sekai Camera, has...

Rovio holds Angry Birds lucky draws nationwide in Japan

When we last chatted with Rovio here in Japan, the Finnish game developer entertainment company told us that they had a number of local...

Most successful mobile game ever? Puzzle & Dragons passes 10 million downloads [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR5CUfEVBgA&w=560&h=315] Japanese game developer and publisher GungHo Entertainment announced today that its insanely popular Puzzle & Dragons game has finally surpassed the 10 million...
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Japanese game developer Aiming raises $3.2M, eyes overseas expansion

Japanese gaming company Aiming Inc has announced today that it has received almost 300 million yen (or about $3.21 million) in investment from Nissay...
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As 2-year anniversary approaches, Great East Japan Earthquake Archive goes online

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the National Diet Library have finally launched an online archive of photos, videos, and other infomation...

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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Monetizing Android ads for Asia (and soon the world) Metaps raises $11M in series...

Read the Japanese version of this report Japanese app monetization platform Metaps has announced today that it has raised 1 billion yen (or about $11...

Japan’s PanoPlaza helps retail management visit franchise stores virtually

Japan’s Kadinche Corp is announcing today that well-known Japanese discount chain Don Quijote will be using their PanoPlaza service (a 360-degree panoramic virtual shop)...

In Japan, new iPhone apps help you remember the deceased

How do you pay your respects to a loved one who has recently passed away? You might go to a nearby church, or...
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Apple announces paid content for iBookstore in Japan

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has released an update to its iBooks application, which finally introduces paid content for users in Japan from the iBookstore. The update...