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On My Mobile: Metaps’ Yusuke Kobayashi

This is the first in our ‘On My Mobile’ series (RSS), a modest attempt to better understand how folks in Japan use their smartphones....

FrogApps CEO Nakamura steps down, has another startup in the works

See the original story in Japanese. FrogApps is the Tokyo-based startup behind the notable Japanese food photo sharing app, Miil. The company’s CEO Hitoshi Nakamura...
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Could the next wave in mobile messaging be video? 500 Startups’ Unda hopes so.

Mobile video has always been a somewhat perilous space for startups. I was a big fan of Seesmic back in 2008, which at the...

Traditional Japanese craftsmanship comes online, reaches fans outside of Japan

For the many fans of Japanese craftsmanship who reside outside of Japan, there are two e-commerce websites you might want to keep your eyes...
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Monetizing mobile content is a piece of cake for young Japanese startup

Japan can be a great market for digital content, as the consumers in this country are very accustomed to paying for it. Our readers...

New app helps Japanese women looking to get pregnant

In addition to photo sharing and decoration apps, a genre of apps popular among women here in Japan is the utility category. Specifically, many...
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Gunosy’s latest addition, Shinji Kimura: This is more than just a news aggregator

See the original Japanese version of this article. The competition news technology startups is heating up in Japan. Each company is adjusting its business strategy...
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Niconico Douga: Japanese online video site puts discussion front and center

Youtube is the most popular online video site in the world, and it’s certainly big here in Japan too. But Japan also has a...

10 ingenious products that showcase Japanese design

Japan has always valued attention to detail, and that spirit has delivered many wonderfully designed products to the world. Here are just a few...

Japanese photographer to hold ‘Cosplay made in Japan’ exhibition

Japan’s cosplay culture has attracted fans all over the world. And one photographer at the center of this culture is Yuji Sudo. This August...

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