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Dark Summoner: Just another Japanese card battle game? [Video]

Last week we mentioned that the mobile card battle game Dark Summoner from publisher A-Team (TYO:3662) had surpassed 5 million downloads worldwide on the...

What’s so special about Line? [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3JiuKupc_s?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Having surpassed the 100 million user milestone, NHN Japan’s popular chat application Line has been a great example of the social potential that...

The slick new iPhone app that brings Japanese fashion trends to Asia

See original story in Japanese Tokyo-based app developer YoutFit recently released an application called Japan Style, with the aim of bringing Japan's latest fashion trends...
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Yahoo Japan’s Face Stealer app transforms you into Obama, or anyone else you’d like...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_IP-z1Zm34&w=560&h=315] Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) has just released a very clever application called Face Stealer. It’s a fun camera app that lets you choose from...
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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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Japanese card battle game ‘Dark Summoner’ tops 5 million downloads worldwide

Dark Summoner, a card battle game from Japanese game developer A-Team (TYO:3662), has broken through the 5 million worldwide downloads milestone. The iOS game...

Japanese app ‘Poica’ wants to carry all your point cards

Most people probably carry around a few point cards from some of their favorite retailers in their wallets. Although if you live in Japan,...
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Japanese mobile game ‘Battle Cats’ hits 2 million downloads [Gameplay Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBAXsAwFmDE?rel=0&w=560&h=315] I’ve made no secret that I’m a big fan of Ponos’s ‘Battle Cats’. It’s a ridiculously fun tower defense game with an incredible...

NHN Japan to subsidize Line app business, hopes to intensify international push

Japanese several news resources report today that NHN Japan, most known for its wildly popular Line messaging app, is considering splitting the company into...
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Top 5: Japan’s Cutest Mobile Apps

“Kawaii” is a word you’ll hear from young Japanese girls all too often. It can be roughly translated as ‘cute’ – but times ten...

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