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Mixi’s Nohana to donate photo books to local kindergarten schools

Back in February we wrote about a new service from Mixi’s (TYO:2121) innovation team called Nohana. Using the Nohana smartphone app, users can create...
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DeNA’s Manga Box sees 2M downloads in just over a month

Back in December, Japan’s DeNA launched its comic book app Manga Box. Since then it has fared remarkably well on both iOS and Android...
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Line rolls out ‘Sticons’, first on Android

With its new 4.2.0 Android update today, Japanese messaging app Line rolled out something that it’s calling ‘Sticons’. The company says that these can...

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...
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Next in Line: Japanese messaging app makes a push for India

Yesterday Japan’s Line Corporation rolled out a Hindi version of its website (line.naver.jp/hi) as well as two new television commercials targeting the Indian market....

Need to improve your mobile game’s engagement? Ask this Fello

See the original story in Japanese. Today Japanese startup Unicon launched a platform called Fello, aiming to help mobile gaming app developers improve the user...

Asia has an appetite for Line’s Cookie Run

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQSJmOnRLEM&w=640&h=360] Line’s ‘Cookie Run’ game (trailer above) has surpasses the 20 million downloads mark (as of April 4th), with strong performance across the Asia...
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Another Finnish collaboration for Japan’s GungHo: Angry Birds coming to Puzzle & Dragons

And the collaborations keep on coming for Japanese hit game Puzzle & Dragons. Having already partnered successfully with Supercell on Clash of Clans, it...

Japanese homescreen decoration app CocoPPa reaches 10M downloads, most from overseas

See the original story in Japanese. United, the startup behind popular homescreen decoration app CocoPPa, announced that the application has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide....

Like ‘I Can Has Cheezburger’, Japan’s Bokete is lots of laughs

Photo apps are extremely popular in Japan. And there are many photo-related services that provide unique experiences. One such service, Bokete, was launched as...