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Wind Runner: The latest Line game to hit number 1 in Japan’s App Store

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmmpN2Xke98&w=560&h=315] NHN Japan has been releasing a number of casual games via its popular Line chat platform in recent months, all of them relatively...

Discover an old world aesthetic with Kyoto Camera for iPhone

Kyoto Camera is a new iPhone photo app that recently joined the already very saturated photo app market. This application is somewhat unique however...
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On My Mobile: 3rdKind Inc’s Taro Hosotani

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

Dark Summoner: Just another Japanese card battle game? [Video]

Last week we mentioned that the mobile card battle game Dark Summoner from publisher A-Team (TYO:3662) had surpassed 5 million downloads worldwide on the...

Zaim: If you live in Japan and you buy things, you need this app

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDxsedCh8Ig&w=560&h=315] Japanese personal finance application Zaim has today pushed out a new update to its iOS app that gives it one very exciting...
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Geolocation conquest games still a popular genre in Japan

In Japan, geolocation mobile games have always been popular, going back to the days when featured phones ruled. One of the most successful is...

Too drunk to remember what sake you’re drinking? This app has you covered

Japanese sake is enjoying great popularity at restaurants and bars all around the world. I was surprised to watch a recent TV documentary showing...
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Japanese social network helps you find great souvenirs

Besides giant social networks like Facebook, Twitter, or Mixi, there are smaller social networks for niche markets, like dieting, pets, or traveling. I recently...
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Israel’s Nordau Creative unleashes virtual dragons upon Tokyo Game Show

While we were primarily focused on Japanese mobile game makers in our visit to the Tokyo Game Show, there were lots of foreign developers...

Best of 2013: Beatrobo brings mobile music to you and your friends

Yesterday I looked back at Japanese photobook printing service, Nohana, one of my favorite photo-related apps over this past year. But when it comes...

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