Posts Tagged: Japan


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Fujitsu’s Video Data Transmission Technology Could Make Commercials Fun Again

We’ve written a lot about QR codes recently, especially with Chinese application WeChat using them creatively as part of social chat p...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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GREE Continues Overseas Investment Taking Minority Stake in eBuddy

It looks as though Japanese gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) is continuing its activities overseas, this time with investment in chat service eB...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 10:10 am
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Japan’s Social Restaurant Finder ‘Retty’ Raises $1.2 Million, Starts Global Expansion

Japanese social gourmet site/ restaurant finder Retty just announced that it has raised a total of $1.2 million from GREE Ventures, NTT Inve...

  • October 12, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Metamoji’s Note Anytime: Handwritten Notes on Your iPad

Readers may remember last year when we featured Metamoji’s 7notes iPad application, which conveniently converts your handwriting into ...

  • October 11, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Hit Mobile Game ‘Rage of Bahamut’ Launches on Mobage China

Rage of Bahamut, the wildly popular mobile game from Cygames, has just been released on Mobage China. The title in Chinese is a pretty liter...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Nijibox: From a Recruit Spinoff to a Rapidly Expanding Gaming Company

Readers may remember that we recently featured Nijibox (nijibox.jp), a Japanese game developer whose Costume Fantasia title has recently bee...

  • October 9, 2012
  • at 9:45 pm
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NTT Docomo and KT Corporation to Cooperate on Cross-border e-Payment Service

As a result of cooperation between Japan’s NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) and Korea’s KT Corporation (NYSE:KT), Docomo customers with com...

  • October 9, 2012
  • at 10:35 am
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Tokyo Otaku Mode and the Facebook Strategy

There has been a lot of buzz around Japan-based Tokyo Otaku Mode recently. The startup aims to curate content (mostly photos so far) focusin...

  • October 8, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office Opens Account on Line, Closes its Weibo

We have previously written about Japan’s Prime Minister’s Office and how it has been reaching out to the public via social media. First ...

  • October 5, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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FxCamera for Android Announces 20 Million Downloads, iPhone Version on the Way

Earlier this year we wrote about Japan-based Bitcellar and its free Android camera app FxCamera. At that time it had just raised over $5 mil...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Softbank Officially Acquires Sprint, Claims to Be Global Number 3 Mobile Company in Revenue

Softbank (TSE:9984) and Sprint (NYSE:S) held a joint press conference in Tokyo to announce Softbank’s $20 billion investment in Sprint...

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 5:40 pm
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Looking for a Job that Pays $100,000 Annual Salary? Try BizReach

BizReach is a jobs marketplace that only offers high-level jobs, meaning only job positions that offer $100,000 or more annually. Interestin...

  • October 12, 2012
  • at 9:58 am
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Japan’s NTT Docomo to Launch Mobile Gaming Platform, Mobile E-commerce Service

NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) announced today that later this year it will begin operating its own gaming platform, starting in late November. The s...

  • October 11, 2012
  • at 11:44 am
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Softbank Rolls out New Winter Smartphone Line Up

At an event in Tokyo yesterday, Softbank (TSE:9984) announced its 2012 Winter / 2013 Spring smartphone line up. This was a chance for the co...

  • October 10, 2012
  • at 9:20 am
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GREE Working With More US-based Indie Developers

Japanese gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) is announcing a new developer program that aims to support independent developers in the United States...

  • October 9, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Futaba Shows Off Flexible OLED Concept Watch at CEATEC Japan

In the new age of smartphones, wearing a watch on your wrist is no longer the necessity that it once was. But Japanese electronics maker Fut...

  • October 8, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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Gesture Recognition Music App piaScore Raises US$138,000

We received news that PiaScore, Japan’s gesture recognition music app, has raised an angel round of US$138,000. The round is led by Ta...

  • October 7, 2012
  • at 1:18 pm
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Chinese Video Sites Turning off their Japan Channels

The Asahi Shimbun reports this evening that a number of Chinese video sites have made moves to remove the ‘Japan’ category from ...

  • October 4, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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