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Discover an old world aesthetic with Kyoto Camera for iPhone

Kyoto Camera is a new iPhone photo app that recently joined the already very saturated photo app market. This application is somewhat unique however...
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Monetizing Android ads for Asia (and soon the world) Metaps raises $11M in series...

Read the Japanese version of this report Japanese app monetization platform Metaps has announced today that it has raised 1 billion yen (or about $11...

In Japan, new iPhone apps help you remember the deceased

How do you pay your respects to a loved one who has recently passed away? You might go to a nearby church, or...
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Apple announces paid content for iBookstore in Japan

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has released an update to its iBooks application, which finally introduces paid content for users in Japan from the iBookstore. The update...
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Japan really likes ‘Like Me’ avatar apps

A while back when I reported that Ponus’s awesome tower defense game Battle Cats had made it to the top spot in the Japanese...
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Japanese iPhone security solution lets women keep an eye on doorstep stalkers

Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, and it usually feels safe enough even for most women to walk home...
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Japan’s DeployGate aspires to be a standard tool for Android development

Japanese social network Mixi (TYO:2121) doesn’t often do business beyond its home market, so I was pretty intrigued recently to get a preview of...
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Ewww! Japanese ear-picking mobile game hits 1 million downloads

Japan has more than its fair share of strange mobile apps and games, and we hope to show you a few of them every...

Smapo: Can Japan’s answer to Shopkick fend off new competition?

Many of our readers are likely familiar with Shopkick, a popular smartphone app that rewards customers as they enter a store. Well, Japan has...

Wind Runner: The latest Line game to hit number 1 in Japan’s App Store

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmmpN2Xke98&w=560&h=315] NHN Japan has been releasing a number of casual games via its popular Line chat platform in recent months, all of them relatively...

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