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Big in Japan: 10 tech stories most popular with our Japanese readers

What’s big in the world of Japan technology these days? Well, if our Japanese language site is any indication, the following articles represent what...

Robot dog from Japan plays dead if your socks stink

Crazy Labo and Next Technology, LLC., two startups from Japan's western city of Fukuoka, have jointly invented a couple of scent detection robots.  One...
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Japan tech this week: Mobile standouts Line, Puzzle & Dragons still kicking butt

It was Golden Week here in Japan, so there wasn’t too much happening from the business world. We took the opportunity to be a...

StickerMe: Add your own face to mobile chat stickers, share on Facebook, Line, or...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep3fDhvk5BM] Adding to our growing list of fun Japanese photo apps, here’s one for all your guys who have joined the mobile chat app...
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This hard drive will self-destruct: New HDD case from Japan takes security seriously!

Whether it’s a Facebook post, a tweet, or a photo, the general understanding of web and digital content used to be that it lives...
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Line’s hockey stick moment: Japanese chat app hits 150 million users worldwide

(Read this article in Japanese) We knew this milestone wasn’t far off after Line Corporation CEO Akira Morikawa noted at the recent Japan New Economy...
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Japanese finance app Zaim rolls out slick web version, updates Android app with OCR

Read our Japanese article on Zaim's new web interface Last week we mentioned that Japanese personal finance application Zaim had added OCR to its repertoire,...
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Puzzle & Dragons still killing it, tops 13 million downloads

Japan’s hit mobile game Puzzle & Dragons has surpassed the 13 million downloads milestone as of yesterday, just 19 days after it passed the...

‘Kame Camera’ takes Japanese schoolgirl Dragon Ball meme a step further

About a month ago, an internet meme called Makankosappo (literally translated as “Magic Penetrating Killing Ray”) spread around the world pretty fast. It all...

Relux: A satisfaction-guaranteed online marketplace for Japanese inns

Many Japanese traditional-style inns, or ‘ryokan’, are known for their fine hospitality. And with the goal of helping you find the best ones, Relux,...