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In Japan, a mobile app that lets travelers get help from interpreters

Many Japanese companies have launched services that aim to better serve travelers coming to Japan. Of course, one of the biggest obstacles for such...

Japanese startup Wantedly tackles contact management with new iPhone app

I often hear people complain that there is a lack of good contact manager apps available of smartphones. I personally have experimented with a...
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In Japan, a mobile web service lists nearby baby-friendly spots

Here’s a useful new site for parents in Japan . Cozre Community (cozre.jp) is a web service that lists more than 10,000 diaper changing...
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Japan’s Photo Money app brings a visual approach to personal finance

We have witnessed a number of personal finance apps from Japanese developers over the past few years. Most notably, both Zaim and ReceReco have...

Japanese payments startup Coiney looks back on key metrics from its first year

Japanese payments startup Coiney started out back in March of 2013, now just over a year later the company has released an infographic outlining...
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Japan’s weirdest tower defense game now has 9M downloads, and a few weird commercials

Kyoto-based mobile game publisher Ponos has announced that its popular tower defense title Battle Cats has surpassed 9 million downloads as of May 3rd....

Line tries to reach beyond casual gamers with ‘Shake Spears’

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp1gTgA8Czg&w=640&h=360] Line Corporation’s latest entry in the mobile gaming space is a rehashed version of the jousting game Shake Spears from Russian developer Alawar...
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Cooliris doubles down on Asia with Android push

Back in December we met with the folks from Cooliris, who at the time were making big efforts to push their photo sharing service...
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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...

Japanese company unveils mobile UI component generator

Tokyo-based system developer Asial announced today that it has launched a component generator for mobile app developers called Onsen CSS components. It’s available in...

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