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Japan-based Wantedly brings its social job platform to Android

Back in February we told you about the release of a new iOS application from Japan-based Wantedly, allows you to access the startup’s online...

In Japan, mobile lookbooks help take the stress out of shopping

Photo via iQon Japanese women are known for being fashion enthusiasts who love all things Kawaii. Fashion ‘lookbooks’ or coordination services are becoming an essential...
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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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Japanese prime minister takes on jumping monkey role in new iPhone game

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe bounced back into the public eye this past December when he became the leader of Japan for the second...
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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...

As Angry Birds x Puzzle & Dragons collab goes live, will Japan warm to...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLj1-4r_Y5M&w=620&h=350] We previously told you that Japanese gaming giant GungHo Online Entertainment would be working with Rovio’s iconic Angry Birds on a Puzzle &...
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On My Mobile: Metaps’ Yusuke Kobayashi

This is the first in our ‘On My Mobile’ series (RSS), a modest attempt to better understand how folks in Japan use their smartphones....
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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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EA’s Tetris Monsters is now Japan’s top iPhone game

This week saw the launch of EA’s ambitious new mobile game for Japan, Tetris Monsters. The game is a puzzle-meets-RPG hybrid, and it’s very...
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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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