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Domino’s Hatsune Miku app boosting pizza sales in Japan. We gave it a test...

Last week we mentioned a new augmented reality iPhone app from Domino’s Japan featuring virtual pop star Hatsune Miku. The app overlays a virtual...
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Japan increasingly turning to Facebook to reach potential tourists

Last month Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) surpassed the 18 million user mark in Japan, pushing it well past domestic social network rival Mixi as perhaps the...

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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Spotify, Videology reps discuss mobile opportunities in Japan [Panel]

This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Osaka 2013. On day two of B Dash Camp in Osaka, we had...

Top 7: In Japan, niche photo sites celebrate your favorite girls

The number and variety of websites on the net are practically endless. Looking at the top trafficked sites for Japan, we see internet giants...

Check out the sights from LINE’s ‘Hello Friends’ event [Photos]

Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending Line Corporation’s ‘Hello Friends in Tokyo’ event, the second such conference for the Japanese mobile powerhouse. If...

Tokyo Otaku Mode keeps improving its manga photo app [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCliEeWWIps&w=560&h=315] Just last week we reported that the up-and-coming Japanese startup Tokyo Otaku Mode had raised a new round of funding from three VC...

Top 50: Japanese Startups You Should Know

Asian startups are finally stepping into the spotlight, it seems. The region's most prominent tech startup event, Echeleon, featured far more established startups this...

Can a small Japanese startup ride the smartphone wave to e-commerce success?

See the original story in Japanese. Thanks to the progress that companies like Rakuten and Amazon have made in the e-commerce market, we can now...
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GotchaWarriors: Is this Japan’s answer to Plants vs Zombies? [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1QFZMgj-tM]GotchaWarriors is a fun new Japanese tower defense game, first published on iOS a little less than a month ago. It’s very similar...