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Cute Japanese photo app ‘StickerMe’ is a hit in Greater China

This is part of our cute Japanese apps series (RSS), examining a trend of 'kawaii' success stories emerging from Japan’s mobile space. About a month...

IBM BlueHub holds demo day, showcases five teams from its first accelerator batch

See the original story in Japanese. IBM BlueHub, IBM Japan's startup accelerator program in association with Tokyo-based incubator Samurai Incubate, held a demo day for...
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In Japan, Sega Networks hits the pub to promote its mobile soccer game

Sega Networks will hold a collaboration event in the month of June around its mobile soccer game ‘Saka tsuku shoot’ here in Japan...

Line apps rules Google Play rankings, owns the top 5 in Japan

While NHN Japan’s popular Line chat app has amazingly surpassed 100 million users, it might be a more impressive feat that the company has...

Japan’s Abeja, analytics for retail stores, gets $2M funding for ASEAN expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Abeja, the company offering solutions for retail stores to improve customer path or traffic based on image analysis...
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Japanese mobile captcha startup Capy wins IVS Launchpad, has more plans ahead

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KulSMUlGHm8&w=630&h=350] This is part of our coverage of the Infinity Ventures Summit Kyoto 2013 Last week I had a chance to catch up with the...

Japan’s Slide Movies launches Android app, looking to reach more global users

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based mobile app developer Nagisa introduced an Android version of its movie app Slide Movies today. The app allows...

Japan’s Fukurou Labo launches ‘deep linking’ solution for mobile developers

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Fukurou Labo, the startup focused on providing marketing solutions for smartphone apps, launched a 'deep link' optimization platform...

Japan’s Spectee files patents for news writing bot

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Spectee, the Japanese startup behind the artificial intelligence(AI)-powered platform offering news materials based on social media analytics, revealed...

Kurashiru, Japan’s answer to Tastemade, secures $4.5 million for global expansion

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Dely, the video-centric culinary media startup offering Kurashiru, announced today that it has fundraised about 500 million yen...

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