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iChef’s restaurant point of sales solution impresses at Echelon Tokyo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjX92FLm1V0&w=640&h=360] We had the pleasure of attending e27’s Echelon Tokyo Satellite event today, where Taiwan-based startup ICHEF won the judges prize at the events...
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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...

Survey says virtual pop star Hatsune Miku has gone mainstream

From electronic products to snacks sold at convenience stores, it seems every possible product or package in Japan is adorned with a character of...
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Big in Japan: 10 tech stories most popular with our Japanese readers

What’s big in the world of Japan technology these days? Well, if our Japanese language site is any indication, the following articles represent what...

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...

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...

Japan’s Folio secures $16 million to help non-savvy investors better trade stocks

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based startup Folio is currently developing an online asset management platform under the same name leveraging theme-based stock investment...
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Mobile ad innovation and the Asia challenge

This is a part of our coverage of B Dash Camp Osaka 2013. In the second morning session on day two of B Dash...

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...

“New Space” confab gathers in Tokyo to mull private sector activities

This is a guest post authored by “Tex” Pomeroy. He is a Tokyo-based writer specializing in ICT and high technology. Until recently, space industry around...

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