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Uniqlo drops a unique pop-up shop at Tokyo’s Shibuya station

A rather historical event took place at one of the biggest train stations in Japan Shibuya just a few weeks ago. The old Toyoko...
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Japan tech this week: Groovy, Gung Ho, and Subscription Sake

We’ve had another fun week here at SD, doing our best to bring you interesting tech stories going down in Japan. But in case...

Closet shopping for material girls: Material Wrld makes its public debut

Material Wrld, a high end marketplace for used clothes, made it’s official debut after six months in beta operation. This New York-based startup was...

Live-streaming app TwitCasting surpasses 2 million users, but founder is a little distressed

See the original story in Japanese. TwitCasting is an app that allows you to stream videos from iPhone or Android handsets. The service was launched...

DeNA launches ‘Groovy’ music distribution platform, adding social to the listening experience

DeNA (TYO:2432), the Japanese internet giant behind the Mobage social gaming platform and the Comm messaging app, has unveiled its Groovy music player app...
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Yahoo Japan to bolster search results with NHN Japan’s Naver Matome

Today Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) and NHN Japan held a joint press conference to announce that the two internet giants would be working together to...

One ring to hug them all: RingU gives your partner a squeeze over the...

Professor Adrian Cheok of Keio University’s Mixed Reality Lab has been a pioneer in blending the internet and the physical world, producing creations like...
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With sensors in the steering wheel, your car could soon monitor your vital signs

According to the folks over at TechOn, Toyota has developed a fascinating monitoring system which keeps track of the pulse and ECG of the...

Leading up to updated Disney attraction, Darth Vader’s assault on Japan begins

In preparation for the upcoming May opening of Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Tokyo Disney Resort, Disney (NYSE:DIS) has recently established a fun...

Japanese corporate communication platform Talknote has more than 5,000 clients

See the original story in Japanese. Talknote, a Tokyo-based startup providing an in-company social network platform for sharing among colleagues, announced that it has acquired...