Posts Tagged: Japan

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Kobo Touch is Big in Japan; Rakuten’s Most Popular Product

Since Rakuten (JSD:4755) and Kobo Inc. showed off the Kobo Touch last week, the device has apparently been in high demand among Japanese con...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 5:45 pm
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Report: Asia Now Has 1 Billion Web Users, And This is What They Do Online

Asia now has more than one billion internet users – or 1.016 billion, to be precise – who amount to 46 percent of the world̵...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Rakuten Pushes Pinterest’s Button in Japan

When Rakuten (JSD:4755) announced back in May that it would lead an investment round in Pinterest, the company’s CEO Hiroshi Mikitani ...

  • July 5, 2012
  • at 9:05 am
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Japan’s Line App Evolves into Platform, Expands into… Um… Everything

NHN Japan held a press conference today in Tokyo where it announced its plans to expand its popular Line app into a new platform service, wh...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
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Twitter Transparency Report: US, Japan Tops in Government User Info Requests

Readers may recall Google’s recent transparency report just a couple of weeks ago, which raised important questions on which nations c...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 10:08 am
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Rakuten’s Kobo E-Reader to Hit Japan July 19, Priced at 7980 Yen (or $100)

At a press conference in Tokyo this afternoon, Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) announced that its e-reading service will launch...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 6:46 pm
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Foreign Internet Companies to See Their Digital Goods Taxed in Japan?

According to The Asahi Shimbun citing unnamed sources, Japan’s Finance Ministry is planning to impose a consumption tax on e-books fro...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Rakuten’s CEO Hiroshi Mikitani on his Company’s ‘Englishnization’ [Live blog]

At the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Rakuten (JSD:4755) CEO Hiroshi Mikitani gave a talk on the progress of his company’s R...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 11:47 am
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Facebook Showing Solid Growth in Japan and Korea

New figures from Nielsen/NetRatings indicate that Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) reach is extending among Japanese and Korean markets. Their n...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 1:50 pm
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Nijibox Launches ‘Costume Fantasia’ on Mig33, First Japanese Social Game Developer on the Platform

We have written much about gaming platform Mig33 in the past, and its success as a gaming platform in Southeast Asia with over 56 million re...

  • July 11, 2012
  • at 10:49 am
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Fujifilm Makes Photographed Text More Visible on Smartphones

Here’s a fun service from the folks at Fujifilm (TYO:4901) that helps you more easily view text that appears in your photos. It’...

  • July 9, 2012
  • at 5:55 pm
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CyberAgent Ventures to Open Korea Office and Investment Fund

We’ve received word from CyberAgent Ventures that it will launch a new investment fund in Korea this coming August, as well as a new offic...

  • July 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Add Emoji to Your Tweets with Decotter Twitter Client

Japanese mobile marketing and ad company D2C announced the launch of its new Android Twitter client yesterday. Named ‘Decotter,’...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Emotional Twitter Client ‘Feel On!’ Releases English-Supported Android App

‘Feel On!‘ was introduced as an iPhone app last year, and it allows you to see someone’s tweet with an emotion by using a ...

  • July 3, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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Gumi and Shinsei Bank Launch Fund for Game Devs in China and Singapore

Tokyo-based social game developer Gumi announced Monday that it has partnered with Shinsei Bank and set up a fund for investing in game deve...

  • July 2, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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FriendPix Lets You Browse Facebook Photos, All in One App

Made in Japan, FriendPix is an Android app that pulls all your friends’ Facebook photos for easy browsing in one single app. Sure, we ...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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A New Vending Machine That Keeps Drinks Chilled Without Using Energy

At Tech in Asia, we’re very keen to write about innovations that save energy. So here’s an interesting one from Japan: A new ven...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S III Goes on Sale in Tokyo

On Thursday morning in Tokyo, NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) held a pair of launch events for the flagship handset of its new summer lineup, the Sams...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 9:40 am
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