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Fashion coordination app ‘Wear’ hits number 1 on Japanese App Store thanks to new...

Start Today, the company behind Japanese fashion commerce site Zozotown, began running television commercials for its fashion coordination app Wear (wear.jp) back on March...

4 ramen related mobile apps helping to feed Japan

Nisshin’s Cup Noodle product is eaten in 80 countries around the world, with more than 31 billion cups having been sold in its near...
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Wri.pe: A simple and handy note-taking app from Japan

A few days ago I wrote about five iOS writing apps that I like these days. I have a bit of a weakness for...
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Riding a media curation trend, Japanese entrepreneur launches interior design photo service

See the original article in Japanese In North America, photo curation platforms like Tumblr, Pinterest, and Fancy has achieved dramatic growth in the past...

Can GungHo replicate Puzzle & Dragons’ success with more TV ads?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY-IDt4DFL8&w=560&h=315] While Japanese game publisher GungHo is most famous for its Puzzle & Dragons game, its other well-known title Princess Punt Sweets surpassed 6...

Can’t sleep? Japan has the Ultimate Sleeping app!

  In Japan, one in five people say they have trouble sleeping. This is according to Della, a company based in Roppongi which aspires to...
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EA’s Tetris Monsters is now Japan’s top iPhone game

This week saw the launch of EA’s ambitious new mobile game for Japan, Tetris Monsters. The game is a puzzle-meets-RPG hybrid, and it’s very...

Young entrepreneur develops an app to support Muslims living in Japan

See the original article, written in Japanese With Tokyo chosen as host for the 2020 Olympics, the city is likely to get more...
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Mixi’s Nohana to donate photo books to local kindergarten schools

Back in February we wrote about a new service from Mixi’s (TYO:2121) innovation team called Nohana. Using the Nohana smartphone app, users can create...

In Japan, a mobile app that lets travelers get help from interpreters

Many Japanese companies have launched services that aim to better serve travelers coming to Japan. Of course, one of the biggest obstacles for such...