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This Japanese Facebook app finds you last-minute drinking dates

After a long day at work on a hot summer day, perhaps you feel like grabbing a beer -- but it can be hard...
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After a rough year, GREE still goes big at Tokyo Game Show

Back in 2011 the Tokyo Game Show was GREE’s coming out party, with the company planting a very big footprint in the gaming world...
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Japan’s Pocket Concierge fills cancelled restaurant reservations with eager customers

Read this story in Japanese. When you go for a night out on the town, how do you find the best restaurant? In Japan, most...
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Japanese makeup tips and tutorials prove popular online

We’ve written about the popular cosmetics and makeup review portal @Cosme on a few occasions. i-Style, the company behind the giant portal announces its...
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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...

Celulo: Wizcorp connects the dots on a great puzzle game for iPhone

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myC9mUdgoWI&w=480&h=360] Last week Tokyo-based development studio Wizcorp unveiled a fun mobile game for iOS called Celulo. You’re presented with a grid of cells or...

Why every startup needs an effective ‘explainer’ video clip

See the original story in Japanese. Here in Japan we're seeing more and more startups taking the time to create a promotional video for their...

How Puzzle & Dragons connects with Japan’s commuters

People often look at GungHo Online Entertainment’s hit game Puzzle & Dragons and wonder why it’s such a strong mobile title. I’ve already written...
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Cinnamon pitching private photo sharing to the Southeast Asian market

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLcBu9oD_qE&w=560&h=315] At the Startup Asia conference today in Singapore, Cinnamon - a startup led by CEO Miku Hirano - pitched a new photo app...
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Office toilet woes solved: Japanese company’s amazing system checks if stall is free

Our readers may remember reading about TeamLab and its creative initiatives many times here on The Bridge, and even more of their past work...

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