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Pairy, Japan’s social network for couples, raises $1 million

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Timers, the startup behind social network app Pairy, announced today that it has raised $100 million yen (approximately...
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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...

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,...

Highly anticipated Japanese app ‘Class’ proposes school-like social experience

See the original article in Japanese Class, an app that has received much attention here in Japan even before its release, has finally...

Freemium payments platform ‘Spike’ launches open beta in Japan

See the original article written in Japanese Tokyo-based Metaps has launched on online payment platform called Spike, releasing it in open beta here in Japan....
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Duolingo adds English courses for Japanese, Chinese, & Hindi speakers in new 4.0 update

A few weeks ago we heard from a Duolingo rep that they had some big news coming for us soon. We haven’t heard from...

As Angry Birds x Puzzle & Dragons collab goes live, will Japan warm to...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLj1-4r_Y5M&w=620&h=350] We previously told you that Japanese gaming giant GungHo Online Entertainment would be working with Rovio’s iconic Angry Birds on a Puzzle &...
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Boasting 6M downloads, Mixi brings Monster Strike to Taiwan

Yesterday we told you about Mixi’s investment in Taiwanese recruitment site Job178. It turns out that this was not the company’s only recent activity...

School in your pocket: Japanese startup launches iPhone app for live lecture participation

See the original article in Japanese Schoo is a Japan-based startup that operates an online learning platform called schoo WEB-campus. The startup recently launched...

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...