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Kawara: A made-in-Japan news reader for the global market

A few weeks back we told you about a fun Japanese photo app called Kawaiit which helps you rank cute photos. That app was...

Top 5: Japan’s cutest Kaomoji apps

This is part of our cute Japanese apps series (RSS), examining a trend of 'kawaii' success stories emerging from Japan’s mobile space. Emoji or emoticons...

The Japanese iPhone app that’s taking out trash one photo at a time

Pirika is a smartphone app that encourages you to clean up your environment. The concept involves sharing a picture of what you cleaned up,...
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Cute Japanese photo app ‘StickerMe’ is a hit in Greater China

This is part of our cute Japanese apps series (RSS), examining a trend of 'kawaii' success stories emerging from Japan’s mobile space. About a month...

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...

Moneytree gives Japanese consumers smarter access to their finances

See the original story in Japanese. Our readers may recall when we recently featured Japanese personal finance app Zaim. It finally has OCR functionality which...
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Build your own iPhone-controlled RC car!

For many people, driving a radio-controlled car is one of their most treasured childhood memories. Even big boys still find the experience intriguing, as...

FeedDrop: A new iPhone news reader app just for Japan

There are no shortage of newsreader apps out there these days, especially as the landscape adjusts in the wake of the announcement of Google...
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Line Camera photo app surpasses 50 million users

Line Corporation announced today that its Line Camera application has surpassed 50 million users as of yesterday. That application was initially released back in...

On My Mobile: Kayac’s Kayo Matsubara

This is part of our ‘On My Mobile’ series (RSS), a modest attempt to better understand how folks in Japan use their smartphones. We...