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Japanese mobile game developer Gumi to partner with Fuji TV

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based gaming company Gumi is expected to announced a comprehensive partnership with Fuji Media Holdings today, the stock holding...

Ethereum Community Fund’s launch event in Tokyo unveils 5 grantees from first batch

See the original story in Japanese. Six projects supporting Ethereum – Cosmos, Omisego, Golem, Maker, Global Brain Blockchain Labs (GBBL), and Raiden – recently announced...

Japan’s Liquid secures funding round to advance biometric payment solutions

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Liquid, a Japanese startup developing payment solutions leveraging a unique biometric authentication technology, announced on 25 December that...

Boasting 130K+ item uploads, Japan’s XZ app is exploring revenue streams from fashion business

XZ (pronounced "closet") is an online fashion community launched back in September 2014, aiming to help young women enjoy wearing more variety of clothes....
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IRKit: An open source device for hacking your home

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itycbCRCJWk&w=640&h=360] I spoke to Masakazu Ohtsuka (aka Mash) about his open source infrared remote controller device back in January. At the time, I was...

Japan’s Telepathy finally unveils new smartglass, not vaporware this time

See the original story in Japanese. Telepathy Japan, the Japanese subsidiary of Sunnyvale-based wearable device startup Telepathy, unveiled a new product today called Telepathy Jumper....

Sports game platform Mobcast hits 3.5 million users, eyes markets beyond Japan

Tokyo-based gaming company Mobcast announced yesterday that its sports-focused gaming platform now has more than 3.5 million users, adding about 380,000 new members every...

Telepathy unveils new model of smartglasses targeting augmented reality gamers

See the original story in Japanese. Telepathy Japan, Japanese subsidiary of Sunnyvale-based wearable device startup Telepathy, unveiled a new product called Telepathy Walker at CES...

So you’re the new Japanese prime minister, eh? There’s an app for that!

On Friday the Japanese prime minister's office unveiled smartphone apps for Android and iOS, with aim of giving the country's leader more reach to...
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Apple in the pink for Japan’s cherry blossom season

Here in Japan, the annual cherry blossom season is upon us, as cherry trees have already started to flower in the nation’s more southern...