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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...
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It’s official: Japan likes Facebook!

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has officially surpassed 19 million monthly active users in Japan, putting it well ahead of domestic rival Mixi, which has been spinning...
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Microsoft rolls out huge teaser ads for Surface tablet in Tokyo

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) apparently has its sights set on Japan as the next market for its Surface tablet. And the software giant is apparently sparing...
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Gyao and Gree team up to invest in animation content development

Gyao, a broadband video distribution company and a subsidiary of Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689), and Japanese social gaming giant Gree (TYO:3632) announced today the two...

Japan tech this week: Angry Birds are patient, fashion sites ambitious, Docomo slow but...

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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Japanese prime minister takes on jumping monkey role in new iPhone game

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe bounced back into the public eye this past December when he became the leader of Japan for the second...

Singapore’s Intraix partners with Smart Integration on smarter home energy management in Japan

Singapore-based startup Intraix has just announced a partnership with a Japanese company, Smart Integration, in the hopes of distributing its smart home energy management...
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Google Street View broadens its horizons, crashes a party in Japan

[googlemaps https://maps.google.co.jp/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=ja&geocode=&q=%E5%BE%B3%E5%B3%B6%E5%B8%82%E2%80%8E%E4%B8%A1%E5%9B%BD%E6%9C%AC%E7%94%BA2%E4%B8%81%E7%9B%AE%E2%80%8E&aq=&sll=34.794951,136.015481&sspn=41.68345,79.013672&brcurrent=3,0x35536d5fcf3eb667:0xa6aed8308f7c862d,0&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=%E5%BE%B3%E5%B3%B6%E7%9C%8C%E5%BE%B3%E5%B3%B6%E5%B8%82%E4%B8%A1%E5%9B%BD%E6%9C%AC%E7%94%BA%EF%BC%92%E4%B8%81%E7%9B%AE&t=m&layer=c&cbll=34.069679,134.551506&panoid=AW6v3GWsc0NdJMwOX1F4Qg&cbp=13,29.14,,0,-1.8&ll=34.063272,134.551535&spn=0.038393,0.072184&z=14&output=svembed&w=630&h=350] Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) today has announced that it has expanded its Street View coverage in Japan to a number of new areas, including Kochi...

Japan’s mobile wars intensify: Docomo moves up ultra-high speed data launch to 2015

We noted yesterday that even though NTT Docomo (TSE:9437) had reached 10 million LTE subscribers, it still lags behind its competitors in speed. And...