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Japanese homescreen decoration app CocoPPa looks for new markets through Opera Mobile Store

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based United, the company behind smartphone homescreen decoration app CocoPPa, announced today that it has introduced its popular app...

RoadMovies creates cool retro videos, is now Japan’s top iPhone app

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9QwyhsRm5A&w=560&h=315] Here’s another intriguing addition to our growing list of Japanese camera apps. This time it comes courtesy of the folks at Honda, and...

This Japanese vending machine is a virtual girl who sends you text messages

If you have ever visited Japan, you will know that there’s a vending machine on nearly every street. You may recall that we previously...
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Watch out WeChat! Japan’s Line becomes the top social app in China

Japanese chat application Line pulled off a pretty impressive feat this week, achieving the top spot in Apple’s Chinese App Store in the social...
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Line moving in on CocoPPa’s territory with new homescreen customization app

We’re written about the success of Japanese homescreen customization app CocoPPa on this site many times in the past. Now it seems that Japan’s...

Kaocole Palette: Add your favorite emoji from within any app

Emoji and emoticons have always been a big part of Japanese texting culture. It’s not just for texting, but they're wildly popular on all...

Line apps rules Google Play rankings, owns the top 5 in Japan

While NHN Japan’s popular Line chat app has amazingly surpassed 100 million users, it might be a more impressive feat that the company has...
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Tamagotchi is back as a fun mobile app!

Remember Tamagotchi? The little egg-shaped keychain with a creature inside that asked for your attention to be fed and nurtured? Tamagotchi was first released...

Japanese microblog ‘Arrow’ lets you vent stress towards a single random stranger

In Japan, since many people are connected with work-related acquaintances on Facebook, many suffer from not being able to express themselves freely. Arrow is...

Hello Kitty for your Smartphone: 5 Cute Apps to Try

Hello Kitty Run! Run! Run! Perhaps the most popular of Japan's many cute characters is Hello Kitty from Sanrio. This tiny cat absolutely everywhere, even...