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Japanese romantic simulation chat app adds more characters, hits 1M downloads

A few weeks back we told you about an unusual chat app from Japan called Henshin Kudasai. Roughly translated as ‘Please text me back’,...

Line tries to reach beyond casual gamers with ‘Shake Spears’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp1gTgA8Czg&w=640&h=360] Line Corporation’s latest entry in the mobile gaming space is a rehashed version of the jousting game Shake Spears from Russian developer Alawar...
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Raising Titan: Japan’s latest disgustingly cute iPhone game

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzvUjGOUcdo&w=560&h=315] Readers may recall that a few months back we mentioned a really strange, but really fun game from Japan called Alpaca Evolution. The...

Can’t sleep? Japan has the Ultimate Sleeping app!

  In Japan, one in five people say they have trouble sleeping. This is according to Della, a company based in Roppongi which aspires to...
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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...
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Now with over 5 million downloads, Battle Cats gears up to move merchandise

So while I’m on the topic of Japanese tower defense games today (see my post from earlier today on GotchaWarriors), I thought I’d take...
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Filmmaker Freddie Wong gets lost in Puzzle & Dragons

Filmmaker and famous YouTuber Freddie Wong has just released a fun short film over on his RocketJump channel called Cave Quest. The video puts...

With 10M downloads, Japan’s Papelook app knows how to get the girls

It has been a while since we looked in on the Japanese photo collage app Papelook. So recently when the company made an announcement...
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Japan’s disgustingly cute mobile game ‘Alpaca Evolution’ hits 4 million downloads

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgTVzha9830&w=560&h=315] Japanese mobile game publisher Cocosola has announced that its Alpaca Evolution game has surpassed the 4 million downloads mark. I was pretty surprised...

How do you child-proof your smartphone? Japan’s Mimamorl app does the trick

On mobile, there is a lot of content out there that might be inappropriate for young kids (especially in gaming), and parents might want...

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