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With 4 million downloads for iPhone, popular Japanese collage app hits Android [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pPNd-aSUJg&w=560&h=315] Japanese photo application Papelook has just announced that it has surpassed 4 million downloads on iOS. The application, which very much falls in...

An online community for Japanese girls who like ‘boys love’

One of the cultural developments that Japan can be proud of is its creative illustrations and manga, and the community that has grown around...
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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...
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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...

Japan’s Tabelog hits 5M restaurant reviews, you’d need 13.5 years to read them all

The Japanese equivalent of Yelp, Tabelog, announced today that its total number of restaurant reviews have surpassed five million. To celebrate this huge milestone,...
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8 entrepreneurs who quit to go their own way

Read the original article in Japanese There are two common paths that people take to success: either you climb the ladder in a company, or...

How can Yahoo Japan fend off emerging e-commerce challengers?

This is part of our coverage of Infinity Ventures Summit Kyoto 2013 See the original story in Japanese. The Japanese e-commerce market has a volume of...
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Chinese online flower shop forces men to choose their favorite girl

Based on our previous article, in Japanese China is very good at finding business opportunities among the year’s many holidays. Valentine’s Day on February 14th,...
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How do you create a strong management team? Japanese internet execs discuss.

See the original story in Japanese. Below is a condensed, translated version. For startups in their launching phase, sometimes the founders may have interpersonal...

Japan’s Smart Auction is a destination for fashionable working ladies

A few days ago, Yahoo Auction here in Japan made transactions free for individual users. The company is also getting rid of the 18,900...