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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...

Japanese startup Tokyo Otaku Mode uses Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in mobile promo

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo Otaku Mode, a curation site focused on the Japanese otaku culture, has partnered with Japanese FMCG (fast-moving consumer...

Japanese personal budget app Zaim now features local supermarket bargains

See the original story in Japanese. After Zaim officially released its household accounting app back in 2011, it has gone on to partner with Japan's...

FeedDrop: A new iPhone news reader app just for Japan

There are no shortage of newsreader apps out there these days, especially as the landscape adjusts in the wake of the announcement of Google...
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How flea markets are going mobile in Japan

There’s a lot of hype around the e-commerce space in Japan, particularly mobile commerce. According to a recent survey, one of four smartphone owners...

Creator of popular homescreen app CocoPPa launches new profile exchanging app ‘iam’

See the original article in Japanese Japan’s Fogg Inc is a subsidiary company of United Inc, the developer of popular home screen decoration app CocoPPa...

Line apps rules Google Play rankings, owns the top 5 in Japan

While NHN Japan’s popular Line chat app has amazingly surpassed 100 million users, it might be a more impressive feat that the company has...

Japanese mobile developer Cinnamon raises $1.5 million, launching new photo app

See the original story in Japanese. Spicy Cinnamon (Cinnamon for short), the startup behind the photo sharing app Seconds, announced today that it has raised...

Best of 2013: Nohana finds opportunities printing photos from mobile

As the year 2013 winds to a close, I thought I’d take a look back on some of the mobile apps and services that...

Japan’s livestreaming app TwitCasting to soon hit 3M users, is now winning fans overseas

See the original story in Japanese. TwitCasting is a mobile livestreaming app developed by Tokyo-based startup Moi Corp. The company's founding CEO Yoski Akamatsu has...

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