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Messaging app Line partners with Nokia to accelerate global expansion

NHN Japan, the producer of the wildly popular Line chat app, announced yesterday that it has partnered with Nokia (NYSE:NOK) aiming to accelerate the...

CyberAgent joins the mobile chat app war with Decolink

We’ve covered the cutthroat chat application war in the Japanese market in a recent post, illustrating how NHN Japan’s Line leads the game so...
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Japan’s Gungho Entertainment is winning at home, but will global gamers get it?

Among the Japanese mobile gaming companies that have made regular international headlines in recent years (most notably GREE and DeNA), Gungho Entertainment is perhaps...

Tokyo Otaku Mode keeps improving its manga photo app [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCliEeWWIps&w=560&h=315] Just last week we reported that the up-and-coming Japanese startup Tokyo Otaku Mode had raised a new round of funding from three VC...

Japanese iPhone spy game turns English study into exciting covert mission

When it comes to English language skills, Japanese people tend to be more book-smart. We learn English as a second language starting in elementary...

Ninja Camera: Japan’s top iPhone photo app is perfect for perverts

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaFD1iuU69s&w=560&h=315] Ninja Camera is a very sneaky iPhone app from Japan which is intended to let the users take photos without anyone noticing. It...
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Japanese prime minister takes on jumping monkey role in new iPhone game

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe bounced back into the public eye this past December when he became the leader of Japan for the second...

Singapore’s Intraix partners with Smart Integration on smarter home energy management in Japan

Singapore-based startup Intraix has just announced a partnership with a Japanese company, Smart Integration, in the hopes of distributing its smart home energy management...
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Tower defense game ‘Battle Cats’ now rules the Japanese app store

Battle Cats, the crazy mobile tower defense game from Japanese developer Ponos, has gradually worked its way up to become the top free iOS...
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Mixi tries again: New photo printing service ‘Nohana’ targets parents in Japan

Japanese social network Mixi (TYO:2121) just launched a new photo service named Nohana (meaning ‘wild flowers’ in Japanese) targeting parents with small children. This...