Posts Tagged: Japan



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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Earthquake Buddy App Sends Your Location To Friends When an Earthquake Hits

As we saw in last year’s tragic earthquake in Japan, communication in the wake of a disaster can be a huge problem. Last year network ...

  • October 4, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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Toyota Brings a Mobile Game into its Ad Campaign

Here’s a fun new application from the folks at Toyota (NYSE:TM), which aims to make the mundane process of charging your phone into a ...

  • October 3, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Japan’s Softbank Buys Rival eAccess for $1.8 billion

It has been a big day for acquisitions in Japan. As we previously mentioned, Nexon’s acquisition of social game developer Gloops for $...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 7:18 pm
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Japan’s New Anti-Download Law Starts Today

As many of you know, Japan’s revised copyright law, which was approved back on June 15 by House of Representatives (without much discu...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Chat Application Line Surpasses 30 Million Users in Japan

The popular Japanese chat application/platform Line has just surpassed the 30 million user mark in Japan. The company has been releasing new...

  • September 27, 2012
  • at 10:01 am
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Google Nexus 7 Now Available in Japan

It appears that sometime between yesterday and today, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has quietly made its Nexus 7 tablet available for Japan-based con...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 10:40 am
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The Great iPhone 5 Robbery: Japanese Thieves Steal Almost $100,000 Worth Just Before Launch

The Wall Street Journal and Japan’s Nikkei are reporting that thieves were the first to get their hands on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 3:16 pm
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Apple Botches China and Japan Maps in iOS 6

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has abandoned Google Maps in favor of its own solution in the newly released iOS. But it seems that from a consumer poin...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 8:45 pm
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Amazon Invites Developers to Submit Apps for Japan Distribution

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is announcing today that developers can submit their Android apps to the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Portal for dist...

  • October 4, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Shutter Chance: Fun App From Japan Tests Your Timing Skills

I just came across a very simple, but yet pretty fun little iOS game from called Shutter Chance, released yesterday by the folks at Goodia. ...

  • October 3, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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Japanese Train Movement Visualized on a Single Map

Here’s a fun website that was making the rounds on Twitter yesterday. Testudonow is a site that visually maps all of the trains runnin...

  • October 2, 2012
  • at 9:15 am
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Nexon Acquires Japanese Mobile Social Gaming Company Gloops for $469 Million

Japanese mobile game developer Gloops has been acquired by Nexon (TYO:3659) for 36.5 billion yen (or about $469 million). Social games exper...

  • October 1, 2012
  • at 5:31 pm
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Daiby: Document Your Baby’s Early Days with a Fun iPhone App

Here’s a fun Friday app recommendation, as Hakuhodo DY Media Partners has released ‘Daiby’ for iPhone, an app that lets yo...

  • September 28, 2012
  • at 9:20 pm
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Japan’s Recruit to Acquire Leading Job Site Indeed.com

Austin-based jobs website Indeed.com has announced today that it is to be acquired by Japan’s largest HR and classified media group, R...

  • September 25, 2012
  • at 9:03 pm
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Rakuten’s Strategy in Indonesia: In Discounts We Trust

This article has been updated with a clarification from Rakuten Belanja Online. E-commerce is poised to grow strongly in Indonesia along sid...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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Panasonic: Violent Anti-Japan Protests Saw 3 China Plants Damaged, 2 Still Shut

Japanese manufacturer Panasonic (NYSE:PC; TYO:6752) has issued a statement detailing damage to three of its China manufacturing plants durin...

  • September 21, 2012
  • at 2:20 pm
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DeNA Partners With Gloops To Tackle U.S Market

We received news this afternoon that DeNA has partnered with Gloops to bring games into the U.S. and also other parts of the world, includin...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 4:52 pm
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