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Fujisoft holds contest to find new uses for its Parlo robot

Parlo, photo via Engadget The most famous robot in Japan might very well be Sony’s famous dog robot Aibo. It was first released way back...
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Aviary knows photos are big in Japan

Read a Japanese translation of this piece here Last week we heard that Aviary, an image editing platform provider, would be making its first international...

Futuristic new SnanSnap is contactless, scans books without harming them

Many of you may already be familiar with ScanSnap, a personal document scanner made by the folks at Fujitsu, letting you scan and digitalize...
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Tokyo startup launches 3D rendering showcase portal, targets global community

Tokyo-based startup Poynter today has launched a web-based 3D rendering showcase (of the same name), enabling 3D modelers to share their figurines, illustrations, and...
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Line’s new ‘Neko Copter’ game is the top iPhone app in Thailand

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=482IeaP6ofM&w=560&h=315] This week Japan’s Line Corporation released a new game in cooperation with Square Enix. It’s called Neko Copter, and like most of Line’s...
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GungHo’s ‘other’ mobile game, Princess Punt Sweets, passes 6M downloads

While Japanese gaming publisher GungHo Entertainment has made huge headlines based merely on the performance of its smash hit Puzzle & Dragons, we shouldn’t...
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Japan’s impressions of the new Mac Pro: Tasty!

It has been less than 24 hours since Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro at WWDC. Since then, it hasn't been hard to find...

Slide to unlock, get reward points: Japan’s AppDisco is monetizing your lock screen

What’s the first thing you do when you grab your mobile phone? Slide to unlock the homescreen. Here in Asia, there is an app...

Japanese web conglomerate Septeni Holdings establishes manga-focused business, will build e-publication platform

Japanese web conglomerate Septeni Holdings (JASDAQ:4293) has established a new subsidiary that will focus on building a manga content e-publication platform. The group gets...

Japanese internet radio service to capitalize on popularity of AKB48 election

Photo via. TowerRecords Japan's Radiko.jp is a website and mobile app (iOS and Android) that provides simultaneous broadcasts of radio programs over the internet. The...