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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...
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Japan’s ringtone publisher Dwango partners with pair of media giants

The group has announced that UK-based play performance group Whole Hog Theatre will conduct a Japan tour of Princess Mononoke in April and...

Incubate Fund forms new $21.4M fund, plans to invest in 100 startups in 3...

Tokyo-based VC Incubate Fund recently announced that it had established a new 2 billion yen fund (about $21.4 million), with the aim of investing...
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Japan’s DeployGate aspires to be a standard tool for Android development

Japanese social network Mixi (TYO:2121) doesn’t often do business beyond its home market, so I was pretty intrigued recently to get a preview of...
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Japan tech this week: Startups pitching, Gungho winning, Facebook liked

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...
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Docomo publishes ‘Twitter Local Yellow Pages’ for Japan

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) has announced a new ‘Twitter local yellow pages’ mobile site in cooperation with Twitter Japan and local radio...
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Japanese reality show will ask contestants to live the Amazon life

TV Tokyo is planning a new reality TV show where contestants will have to create a home life with items they purchase only from...

5 Japanese studios team up to create online anime platform for overseas markets

Five Japanese animation studios and two Japanese advertising agencies announced yesterday that they will jointly found a web-based content distribution platform called Daisuki...