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Trouble managing your Facebook page? Help is on the way this spring, from Japan

Japan-based Comnico has been helping many companies manage their Facebook pages over the past few years. But like many Japanese tech companies these days,...

Ninja Camera: Japan’s top iPhone photo app is perfect for perverts

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaFD1iuU69s&w=560&h=315] Ninja Camera is a very sneaky iPhone app from Japan which is intended to let the users take photos without anyone noticing. It...
From left: Kyohei Teshima (CGO), Keisuke Shibata (CEO), and Akira Kudo (web developer)

Japan’s Designclue wants to build Asia’s largest logo crowdsourcing market

See also this story in Japanese. Designclue is a service that lets you crowdsource logo creation to freelance designers regardless of their location or nationality....

Meet 4 of Japan’s hottest online fashion malls

According to a recent study, the fashion and interior e-commerce market in Japan was about 636 billion yen (about $6.79 billion) in 2012, a...
Right to left: Peter Vesterbacka, Antti Sonninen, Henri Holm

Why Angry Birds prefer not to be early birds in Japan

See the Japanese version of this article It has been a while since I last spoke to the folks from Rovio, the Finnish company behind...

Dark Summoner: Just another Japanese card battle game? [Video]

Last week we mentioned that the mobile card battle game Dark Summoner from publisher A-Team (TYO:3662) had surpassed 5 million downloads worldwide on the...
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Translation start-up Conyac plans presence in San Francisco, now offers services for businesses

Conyac is a Tokyo-based startup that focuses on providing cost-effective translation services, leveraging crowdsourced expertise. It recently added a new service to its repertoire...

What’s so special about Line? [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3JiuKupc_s?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Having surpassed the 100 million user milestone, NHN Japan’s popular chat application Line has been a great example of the social potential that...
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Yahoo Japan’s Face Stealer app transforms you into Obama, or anyone else you’d like...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_IP-z1Zm34&w=560&h=315] Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) has just released a very clever application called Face Stealer. It’s a fun camera app that lets you choose from...
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Rage of Bahamut and Japan’s quest for global gamers

One of the biggest Japan-related tech stories from 2012 was the success of Cygames’ social card battle game Rage of Bahamut on DeNA’s Mobage...