Posts Tagged: Japan


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New Details About Wii U from Nintendo Just Before E3

In a pre-E3 announcement, Nintendo (TYO:7974) has unveiled some new details about its upcoming Wii U game system. The company has been strug...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 3:42 pm
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Create and Share Photo Stories with Mooklet

We’ve written quite a bit about Japanese photo sharing apps recently. And I’ve just had an opportunity to preview another intere...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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See Docomo’s Transparent Dual-Touchscreen Android Phone Prototype [Video]

Here’s a great video demo of a smartphone prototype from NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) which has a see-through display that (like the Sony rea...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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Japan’s Ad Giant Dentsu to Open Singapore Digital Agency Tomorrow

The Japanese advertising agency Dentsu (TYO:4324), which is one of the world’s largest advertisers, is expanding its reach even furthe...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 12:40 pm
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Nintendo’s Iconic Game Characters Given New Life in Traditional Ukiyo Art Style

So here’s a really fun art project we stumbled across this evening. Artist Jed Henry has been creating amazing pictures of iconic Nint...

  • May 30, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Japanese App ‘Picture Rally’ Offers a Big Prize for Photo Submissions

A few weeks back I tried out Picture Rally, a photo app from Japan with the interesting twist that invites you to complete themed photo chal...

  • May 28, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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GREE’s Gaming Platform in Open Beta, as it Announces Another Key Gaming Partnership

Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has announced that its new GREE Platform is now officially in Open Beta, and developers can dow...

  • May 24, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Tokyo Trains Try Out NFC Advertising

A while ago we wrote about a concept game design that conceived to integrate games into the straps that passengers grip while standing on tr...

  • May 22, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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KDDI and Global Brain wants to fund young startups worldwide

The KDDI Open Innovation Fund, a 5 billion Yen (US$63M) corporate venture capital fund from Japan, is seeking to invest in promising mobile ...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 12:54 pm
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Japan’s GREE Gears Up For E3, After a Shaky Month at Home

Our readers may recall that last year’s Tokyo Game Show was a coming out party of sorts for GREE (TYO:3632), as the company turned mor...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 10:01 pm
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Japan’s SnapDish Now Available Worldwide for Android

We’ve been keeping an eye on Japanese photo-app startup SnapDish (www.snapdi.sh) for some time now. The food photography service has b...

  • June 1, 2012
  • at 3:20 pm
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Amazon’s Fixed Rate SIM Card Released in Japan Today

A Nikkei report on Monday claimed that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) was about to sell prepaid 500 MB SIM cards in Japan. And today those cards are n...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 1:30 pm
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Nintendo Says Japanese Authorities Have Arrested Alleged Game Pirate

According to Nintendo (TYO:7974), Japanese authorities in Aichi prefecture have arrested a ‘majikon’ vendor for suspected video ...

  • May 31, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Softbank Rolls Out Smartphone with Radiation Meter for Japanese Market

Japanese mobile carrier Softbank (TSE:9984) announced today that its new Pantone 5 smartphone, to be released in July, will be the first sma...

  • May 29, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Rakuten Coming to Malaysia, Will Launch Online Shopping Mall in Late 2012

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) has been pretty busy of late, just a week ago announcing that it would be the lead investor of ...

  • May 24, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Dentsu Picks Up 15% Stake in Price Comparison Engine Kakaku

Japanese advertising giant Dentsu (TYO:4324) has today announced that it has acquired a 15.06 percent stake in Kakaku.com (TYO:2371), a pric...

  • May 23, 2012
  • at 7:35 pm
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Fujitsu’s AR Driving App Gives Navigation Info and View of Backseat

We’ve written about more than a few augmented reality applications here in the past, some more useful than others. But like one of the...

  • May 21, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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Japanese Web Service Helps us Identify First Signs of Depression

It’s a stressful world we live in. A report indicated that one in every fifteen people is depressed in Japan [1]. Perhaps you have not...

  • May 18, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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