Posts Tagged: Japan


Japan’s Nijibox Makes Another Play for Emerging South East Asia Games Market

We recently interviewed Alvin Yap, the founder and CEO of Singapore-based TheMobileGamer (TMG), who operates mobile games service KotaGames ...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Which Asian Regions Get New iOS6 Features?

In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has published an updated list of international availability for iOS 6 features, incl...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 6:08 pm
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Meet the Company That’s Building Asia’s Startup Database

I was lucky to have been recently introduced to the folks at here in Tokyo [1]. The Japan-based company has some big goals, aiming ...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Zendesk Growing Strong in Asia, With New Office Soon Opening in Japan [INTERVIEW]

With over 20,000 customers around the world, cloud-based customer service software provider Zendesk has been growing at a fast pace since it...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm
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How One Country’s App Market Can Be Another Country’s Mulligan

Tech blogger Chiyo Komoriya pointed to an interesting phenomenon today over on her website, noting a trend in Japanese social game developer...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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A Look at Asia’s New Gaming Stars at Tokyo Game Show 2012

The Tokyo Game Show, which has attracted more than 200,000 visitors in the last two years, has revealed the exhibitors for its new “Asia N...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 9:38 pm
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Google Japan Summons Doraemon in New TV Commercial

Thanks to @feitclub on Twitter for pointing out this fun new TV commercial from Google Japan, which celebrates everyone’s favorite man...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Lenovo Holds a Quarter of PC Market in Japan

According to Marbridge Daily, Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo (HKG:0992) announced in Japan yesterday that it has become the leading vendor i...

  • August 29, 2012
  • at 10:20 pm
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As Flipboard Turns 2, China and Japan are Among Top Countries for Users

Everyone’s favorite newsreader Flipboard celebrates its second birthday this summer, and to mark the occasion the company has released...

  • August 29, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Conyac Shares Milestones; Plans for Series A Investment

We’ve talked about Japan’s crowd-translation service as recently as four days ago when the company participated in Myojo Warak...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 3:29 pm
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Flipboard Enlists Dentsu, ADK Group to Help Make it Big in Japan

Japanese ad agency Dentsu (TYO: 4324) and ADK Group have announced (pdf) that they have become business partners for Flipboard in Japan. Wit...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Myojo Waraku: Startups Converge on Fukuoka for Japan’s Rendition of South By Southwest

This weekend in Fukuoka, Japan’s answer to South by South West, Myojo Waraku, took place, spotlighting artists, music, and up-and-comi...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 9:10 am
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Rakuten Acquires Japanese Coupon Site

E-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) recently announced that it has acquired a majority stake in popular coupon website to the tun...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 9:19 pm
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Japan Steps Up Efforts in Online Disaster Response

According to The Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time blog, the Japanese government is aiming to create an improved system for spread...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Android Triumphs Against iOS in Southeast Asia Market

According to an Ericsson ConsumerLab report, via Tech Republic, Android is the predominant OS used by 31 percent of smartphone users living ...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Smartphone Monetization Platform Metaps Drives 10 Million Downloads in 1 Year

Japan-based Metaps recently announced that its smartphone monetization platform has driven 10 million app downloads in the span of one year....

  • August 30, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Sedapur Looks to Become the Pioneer for Culinary E-Commerce in Indonesia

Sedapur has a name that consists of three different meanings: one is “sedap” which means delicious, “dapur” which means kitchen, and...

  • August 29, 2012
  • at 4:45 pm
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Docomo Unveils Pair of 7-Inch Tablets for Japan, One With Haptic Screen Feedback

Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) held a small press event today to show off a few new mobile devices. Perhaps the most notable ...

  • August 28, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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