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A brainwave music player so nice, Japan made it twice

During the past week, a Japanese startup and a Japanese university both brought us innovative music players that allow us to choose songs without...

Willcom to sell world’s smallest mobile phone, about the size of a box of...

Photo via. k-tai.impress PHS mobile career Willcom and Willcom Okinawa recently made a joint annoucement for the release of the world’s smallest and lightest Frisk-size PHS...
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Japan tech this week: Android developments, restaurant reservations, and standout startups

We’ve had another fun week here at SD, doing our best to bring you interesting tech stories going down in Japan. But in case...
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As 2-year anniversary approaches, Great East Japan Earthquake Archive goes online

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications and the National Diet Library have finally launched an online archive of photos, videos, and other infomation...
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Japanese iPhone security solution lets women keep an eye on doorstep stalkers

Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, and it usually feels safe enough even for most women to walk home...

Wind Runner: The latest Line game to hit number 1 in Japan’s App Store

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmmpN2Xke98&w=560&h=315] NHN Japan has been releasing a number of casual games via its popular Line chat platform in recent months, all of them relatively...

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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Hello World! We’re Sd Japan.

They say innovation is dead in Japan. Or at least that's the prevailing narrative in Western media recently. Yes, many of the big companies...