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Line’s hockey stick moment: Japanese chat app hits 150 million users worldwide

(Read this article in Japanese) We knew this milestone wasn’t far off after Line Corporation CEO Akira Morikawa noted at the recent Japan New Economy...

Yoyo launches rewards platform in Indonesia, offers free internet access to Android users

Manila-based Yoyo Holdings , the Japanese-led startup known for its mobile rewards platform Candy, announced last week that it has launched a lock screen-based...
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7 crazy apps from Japan that should be April Fools’ jokes, but aren’t

Earlier we told you about seven April Fools pranks from around the Japanese web today. And in keeping with the theme of this very...
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Japanese tower defense hit ‘Battle Cats’ marches on, now with 4 million downloads

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4z9REUb_yEY&w=560&h=315] The Japanese tower defense game Battle Cats from Kyoto-based developer Ponos has just surpassed 4 million downloads, this according to Gamebiz.jp. This comes...

Former Zynga Japan GM launches ambitious new flea market app

See also the original story in Japanese. Shintaro Yamada is a Japanese entrepreneur who previously sold his startup Unoh to Zynga back in August of...
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Toreta: A new reservation management app for restaurants in Japan

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r98vseuYP0&w=630&h=360] See the original article in Japanese Hitoshi Nakamura, the CEO of Toreta Inc., has released a new app for the food service industry...
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Japan’s Zeppelin brings vibrant filters to your mobile video

Tokyo-based design house Zeppelin was one of many Japanese companies that made the trip to SXSW in Austin, Texas last month. The company has...
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Line Rangers tops 10M downloads, gets TV promo boost in Japan

Line Corportation corporation recently announced that its Line Rangers game has surpassed 10 million downloads worldwide. The title was initially released back on February...
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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...
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Japanese mobile game ‘Battle Cats’ hits 2 million downloads [Gameplay Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBAXsAwFmDE?rel=0&w=560&h=315] I’ve made no secret that I’m a big fan of Ponos’s ‘Battle Cats’. It’s a ridiculously fun tower defense game with an incredible...

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