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Yahoo Japan to launch online ticket sales service, poised to shake up $10B market

Japan’s Nikkei reports that Yahoo Japan (TYO:4689) will launch an online ticket sales service that will allow users to join live events by presenting...
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Japan’s Line Corporation gets into the e-book business with ‘Line Manga’

I wrote a few weeks back about how with 100 million users, Line is the Japanese Facebook. The popular mobile application is far more...

UI Scope teams up with DeployGate to create a one-stop app testing solution

    See the original story in Japanese. We frequently hear words like ‘usability’ or ’user experience", but still very few developers have conducted user tests for...

KDDI to migrate its music service to Kkbox, joining Asia’s largest music network

Japan’s second largest telco KDDI (TYO:9433) announced today that it would rebrand Lismo, its subscription mobile music service, to the ‘Kkbox’ effective in June....
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Japan tech this week: Crowdsourcing, chat apps, and a SNS for seniors

We’ve had another fun week here at SD, doing our best to bring you interesting tech stories going down in Japan. But in...

Co-work: A new corporate communication tool from Tokyo-based GaiaX

See the original story in Japanese Tokyo-based web solution provider GaiaX has introduced a new tool called Co-work. It's specifically designed for communication and...
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Tokyo Otaku Mode announces syndication deal with 13 news sites

Tokyo-based startup Tokyo Otaku Mode, which curates and shares content and news about Japanese anime and manga culture, recently announced a syndication deal with...
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Line’s ‘Wind Runner’ game for iPhone tops App Store charts in Asia

Line Corporation pushed an update to its Wind Runner iPhone game on Tuesday, and since then the title has been top free iOS app...

New Docomo startup fund invests in two up-and-coming Japanese companies

As we reported back in February, NTT Docomo launched a new startup fund worth 10 billion yen (about $100 million), along with an incubation...
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Japanese icon Domo-kun reborn as iPhone case with accompanying app

Here’s a fun new item from the folks over at NHK. The broadcaster’s popular mascot, Domo-kun, is the model for a soon-to-be-released smartphone case....

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