Posts Tagged: Japan


Daniel Saito, co-founder of SkySQL and Homerent

Coffee Chat: Daniel Saito on Entrepreneurship, Passion, and Hacking

Taking a break from serving as a firm-but-fair judge of our Startup Arena contenders here in Jakarta, Daniel Saito (pictured above) now sits...

  • June 8, 2012
  • at 5:39 pm
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Japanese Startup Moso Takes the Headache Out of Video Editing

At our Startup Arena Jakarta event, Japanese startup Moso pitched its video editing software for Mac OS X. We wrote about Moso once before, ...

  • June 7, 2012
  • at 6:50 pm
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PopCap Launches Pirate-Themed Bejeweled Legend, But Only in Japan

Game developer PopCap is following up on its phenomenally popular Bejeweled game – which has more than 500 million downloads worldwide...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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10 finalists for Echelon 2012 pitch competition announced

The 10 finalists for Echelon 2012, a major technology startup conference in Singapore, has been announced. They will be pitching on stage at...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 10:59 am
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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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Beatrobo lets you share music using cute robot avatars

Adorable robots are not exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a music sharing app. That could change, if Beatrobo ...

  • June 7, 2012
  • at 7:46 pm
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NHN’s Line App Passes 40 Million Users in 1 Year, Looks to Grow as Platform

NHN Japan has announced today that it has passed yet another impressive user milestone, now with 40 million users worldwide. The popular VoI...

  • June 6, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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‘Rage of Bahamut’ for iOS Rising Steadily in Top Grossing App Charts

A few weeks back we told you about how Cygames Rage of Bahamut had become the top grossing Android app in the US. Well, it seems that since ...

  • June 5, 2012
  • at 12:10 pm
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Serkan Toto on Why Japanese Social Gaming Giants Monetize Better

Serkan Toto, expert on social mobile gaming in Japan, has been kind enough to share with us a presentation that he gave recently on the succ...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 5:40 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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