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Why Angry Birds prefer not to be early birds in Japan

See the Japanese version of this article It has been a while since I last spoke to the folks from Rovio, the Finnish company behind...
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GREE and Yahoo Japan set up joint venture for mobile social game development

See our Japanese report on this story Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) and Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) are announcing today that they will...

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...

What’s so special about Line? [Video]

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3JiuKupc_s?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Having surpassed the 100 million user milestone, NHN Japan’s popular chat application Line has been a great example of the social potential that...

The slick new iPhone app that brings Japanese fashion trends to Asia

See original story in Japanese Tokyo-based app developer YoutFit recently released an application called Japan Style, with the aim of bringing Japan's latest fashion trends...
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Yahoo Japan’s Face Stealer app transforms you into Obama, or anyone else you’d like...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_IP-z1Zm34&w=560&h=315] Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) has just released a very clever application called Face Stealer. It’s a fun camera app that lets you choose from...
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Rage of Bahamut and Japan’s quest for global gamers

One of the biggest Japan-related tech stories from 2012 was the success of Cygames’ social card battle game Rage of Bahamut on DeNA’s Mobage...
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Japanese card battle game ‘Dark Summoner’ tops 5 million downloads worldwide

Dark Summoner, a card battle game from Japanese game developer A-Team (TYO:3662), has broken through the 5 million worldwide downloads milestone. The iOS game...

How a Japanese hardware startup lets your phone and home appliances talk to each...

On the way back home from a day at work, it would be great if you could turn on your air-conditioner to make your...

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,...