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Japanese developer Nijibox continues Southeast Asia push

Japanese game developer Nijibox has launched a new title in its Fantasia series, Legend of Fantasia, on the Kotagames platform, targeting South- and Southeast...

Smartphone penetration at 40% in Japan, survey says iPhone most favored

If you hop on any train in Tokyo, you’ll notice that everywhere you look people are using a smartphone. But what is the actual...
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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...

Traditional Japanese art meets mobile: Paper iPhone cases from Kyoto

If you have ever visited Japanese variety stores like LOFT or Tokyu-Hands, you’ve likely seen the tremendous choice of iPhone cases. There are even...

Japanese social games developer Alt Plus set to IPO in March

Tokyo-based social games developer Alt Plus was approved on Wednesday to be listed on the Mothers market, a stock exchange for emerging companies. The...

NHN Japan to subsidize Line app business, hopes to intensify international push

Japanese several news resources report today that NHN Japan, most known for its wildly popular Line messaging app, is considering splitting the company into...
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With new investment fund, GREE hopes to secure top developers

Gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has just announced a new $10 million fund targeting high quality game developers. As many of you may know, the...
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Top 5: Japan’s Cutest Mobile Apps

“Kawaii” is a word you’ll hear from young Japanese girls all too often. It can be roughly translated as ‘cute’ – but times ten...

How Japan’s SnapDish app catered to foreign foodies

Many mobile applications from Japan aspire to reach a global audience. The food photo and recipe-sharing mobile app SnapDish is an example of such...
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News curation app Gunosy raises $342,000 from angel investors

Gunosy, a Tokyo-based startup which runs a news curation service, announced today it has raised 31.6 million yen (approximately $342,000) by allocating new shares...