Posts Tagged: Japan



Japan’s Docomo Looks to Expand E-Commerce Efforts With Acquisition Offer

Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) has been diversifying a lot recently, notably launching online shopping through its ‘dmarket’ conte...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Recipe sharing app SnapDish launches on Kindle Fire, supports 7 new languages

SnapDish is like an Instagram for food. Users can snap pictures of their home-cooked food with the app, beautify the photos, and share it wi...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 9:45 am
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Rakuten Opens Singapore Base, Eyes Southeast Asia Expansion

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) now has a regional headquarters situated at One George Road in Singapore. The new Singapore off...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 8:08 pm
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Growing Faster than Facebook and Twitter: Key Highlights for Japan’s Line App [Infographic]

Now boasting more than 100 million users on its Line mobile chat app, NHN Japan has released an infographic to commemorate the occasion. Inc...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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GREE Officially Releases NFL Shuffle, Still Not Ready For Prime Time [Update: Now it's ready!]

Today GREE (TYO:3632) announced that it is officially releasing its NFL-branded card battle game for iPhone, called NFL Shuffle. Of course, ...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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Fab Cafe in Tokyo Preps Sweet 3D Printing Workshop in Time for Valentine’s Day

We’ve had a few fun 3D printing stories over the past few weeks. You may recall this 3D printing photo studio from Xi’an, China ...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Gung Ho’s ‘Princess Punt Sweets’ Has a Million Downloads in Japan

Last week I mentioned a fun new Japanese mobile game called Princess Punt Sweets, from developer Gung Ho Entertainment. Admittedly, it’...

  • January 22, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Japan’s Crowdworks Partners with Yahoo Japan, Expects Massive Traffic

Crowdworks, a Tokyo-based startup providing a crowdsourcing platform that matches engineers and designers with job postings, announced today...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 2:40 pm
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DeNA and Nexon Partner to Bring More Mobile Games to Mobage

Hot on the heels of last week’s rebranding announcement, Japan’s DeNA (TYO:2432) has announced a major partnership today with ga...

  • January 18, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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SnapDish Adds 7 Languages And Comes to Kindle Fire

Snapdish, the photosharing app for food lovers, is now coming to the Kindle Fire along with broader language support across all its platform...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 12:06 pm
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US-Based Buy.com to be Rebranded as ‘Rakuten Shopping’ This Week

Yesterday we mentioned that Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD: 4755) is opening a Singapore office to enlarge the company’s presence ...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Uber-Cute Photo App ‘Camely’ Tops 400,000 Downloads in Japan, Adds Valentine’s Day Stamps

We’ve featured lots of fun photo apps from Japan in the past, and here’s another one that looks like a promising addition for Va...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 4:40 pm
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NHN Japan’s Casual Games Continue to Kill it on Line

More milestones for NHN Japan and its Line chat app, which is continuing to prove its worth as a game platform. After the company passed the...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Japan’s Fuji TV Establishes $17 Million Startup Fund

Japan’s Nikkei 1 reports today that national TV network Fuji TV has founded a venture capital fund called Fuji Startup Ventures, or FSV fo...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Videogram Gets HTML5 Improvements, Native Apps Coming Soon

Back in December we got word that Cinemacraft had raised a new round of funding. Its Videogram service, as you may recall, is a handy servic...

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Close all the Things! Mixi To Shut Smartphone Virtual World, Subscription E-Commerce Service

With Facebook still on the rise in Japan, things are only going to get tougher for domestic social network Mixi (TYO:2121). And while the co...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Battle Cats Have Almost Conquered Google Play in Japan

I’ve been raving about Japanese tower defense game Battle Cats ever since it first came out for iOS late last year. Earlier this month...

  • January 21, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Tokyo Otaku Mode Launches News Page, Approaches 10 Million Facebook Likes

Japan-based Tokyo Otaku Mode turned many heads over the past year, mostly because of its enormous fan base on its Facebook page, which now t...

  • January 18, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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