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Japanese taxi company collaborates with startup on fare calculation app

In Japan, only 20% of taxi rides are booked in advance. And many taxi companies are releasing their own mobile apps to simplify the...

DeNA lets you enjoy live performances of Japanese stars on mobile

Japanese internet giant DeNA recently announced that it will launch a new app that allows users to enjoy live performances with media personalities and...

Japan’s Yesterscape improves its time-machine app, enables web upload of old memories

One of my favorite startups to write about last year was Kyoto-based Qooq Inc. As you may recall, this is the company that operates...
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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...

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...

A mobile game about natto, Japan’s famously bad-tasting beans

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TaUi95e94nY&w=640&h=435] Here’s another unusual mobile game from Japan that sort of fits in the genre of 'disgustingly cute', like Battle Cats or Nameco. In...

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