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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...
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Two mobile money makers team up: GungHo and Supercell announce in-game collaboration

Japanese game publisher GungHo Entertainment and Finish publisher Supercell have just announced a joint collaboration that will result in the mutual sharing of content...
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Tamagotchi’s still got it: Gobbles up 2.5M downloads in 90 days

Readers may remember a few months back when we told you about Bandai’s new Tamagotchi smartphone app, which just been released at the time....
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Japanese team creates the latest virtual cycling Streetview hack, with some clever additions

See our report on this in Japanese Stationary exercise bikes can be pretty boring if you have nothing interesting ahead of you. But here’s a...
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Japanese tower defense game ‘Samurai Defender’ now available globally [Video]

I recently stumbled across a fun Japanese tower defense game mobile called Samurai Defender, which was developed by Tokyo-based Link Kit. I’m not familiar...

Cardboard themed mobile charger proves surprisingly popular in Japan

Many Japanese people commute to work by train. This is the core time when they use their mobile phones. Due to extended use on...