Posts Tagged: Japan

LeanTOKYO

Lean Startup Machine Goes to Tokyo, Launches #LeanTOKYO

Startup friends in Tokyo will be pleased to know that the Lean Startup Machine will be holding its first ever LeanTOKYO event this May 17 to...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Nameko Saibai

Nameko Saibai: How “Japan’s Angry Birds” Racked Up 30 Million Downloads

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 4:33 pm
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vietnamworks

VietnamWorks, Vietnam’s Top Online Recruitment Site, Gets Acquired By En-Japan

In a surprise move today, en-japan, from Japan obviously, is acquiring Navigos group, the company behind VietnamWorks, Vietnam’s biggest r...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 10:54 pm
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Qoo10 transactions in Asia doubled to USD 224M in one year; company gunning for IPO

In rapid fashion, Qoo10 has become a major e-commerce marketplace in Asia, processing SGD 278M (USD 224M) in its five countries last year, u...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 6:01 pm
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Akiko Naka (Wantedly CEO)

CEO of Wantedly: Learn Fast, Be Focused, Think Simple, and Be User-Oriented

We concluded our Startup Asia Singapore 2013 event last week with a blast, and our female entrepreneurs had fun on the panel debating issues...

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 9:01 am
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Japan video game sales fiscal 2012

Japan’s Video Game Market Grows to $4.6 Billion in 2012 (But Social Games Not Too Far Off)

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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nijibox

Nijibox Reaches 5 Million Gamers, Founder Yoichi Gets Even Busier

Japanese game developer and publisher Nijibox announced on Monday that there are a few personnel changes for the company’s key positions. ...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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KakaoTalk Hits 10 Million Downloads in Japan

KakaoTalk says in a blog post today that it has hit 10 million downloads in Japan.

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 3:39 pm
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Japan’s Cutesy Photodeco App Hits 500,000 Downloads

Made by Japanese mobile giant I-Freek, the photo customization app Photodeco has hit 500,000 downloads in nine months.

  • April 1, 2013
  • at 9:03 pm
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Softbank Sprint Dish deal

Dish Offers $25.5 Billion For Sprint, Disrupting the American Dream of Japan’s Softbank

Softbank (TYO:9984) offered $20 billion for mobile telco Sprint Nextel (NYSE:S) last year, but the deal is not yet done as it goes through r...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 10:30 pm
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imj-fenox

New Japan-US VC firm IMJ Fenox plans to invest in Southeast Asia, Japan, US

IMJ Fenox, a new venture capital firm focusing on Southeast Asia, Japan, and the United States, has been jointly set up by IMJ Corporation, ...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 5:55 am
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puzzle & dragons gamers

Puzzle & Dragons Now At 12 Million Players in Japan [CHART]

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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line-manga

Line Enters E-book Business With Line Manga

Line Corporation popular messaging app, Line, has launched Line Manga yesterday.

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 10:02 am
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Kabam games fund for Japan

Kabam Launches $50 Million Fund to Bring Japanese Games to the West

California-based game studio Kabam has set up a $50 million fund aimed at getting Japanese games into the Western markets of Europe and the ...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 9:01 am
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Line’s Kawaii Characters Become Animated TV Series in Japan

NHN Japan’s Line mobile messaging app has hit over 120 million users so far. You may or may not agree but I do think its cutesy charac...

  • April 8, 2013
  • at 9:32 am
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Silicon Valley’s Fenox Venture Capital invests in Japanese green energy company IACC

Silicon Valley-based Fenox Venture Capital has announced today that it has invested in IACC, a Japanese startup that is running a solar powe...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 5:43 pm
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Social Games and Gaming Trends in Japan (Slideshare Presentation)

When Dr. Serkan Toto says something about Japan’s social gaming scene, we tend to listen, because he’s an expert with years of e...

  • April 2, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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DecoAlbum app

Japanese Photo App DecoAlbum Gets Funding, Because Kawaii Never Goes Out of Style

Japanese photo app DecoAlbum has just revealed the finalization of $100,000 in seed funding from East Ventures

  • April 1, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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