Posts Tagged: Japan



Japan’s Chocokure App Helps You Ask Girls for Chocolate. Sign Me Up!

Tokyo-based serial entrepreneur and web service producer Kazuma Ieiri has brought us yet another entertaining web app. Valentine’s Da...

  • February 9, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Japan’s Social Giants: Trends in User Numbers [CHART]

There have been a flurry of financial reports over the past week, giving us insight not only into whether or not companies are profiting, bu...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Japanese Animation Company Sues Hundreds of ‘One Piece’ Downloaders in One Bunch

I was curious to see over on AnimeNewsNetwork that Toei Animation had filed a complaint in District of Columbia district court (in September...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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As Japan Uses Bloggers For Tourism Bump, Numbers Show Korea and China are Key

A Kyodo report today gives a brief update on the Japan Foreign Ministry’s invitation to overseas bloggers to come see the parts of the...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Japanese Startup Phroni Delivers a Smarter Smartphone Browsing Experience

This post is a part of our coverage of Startups in Asia (Singapore), Penn Olson’s first tech conference. Our full coverage of the event c...

  • February 2, 2012
  • at 4:51 pm
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Kazuo Hirai Takes Over as Sony President and CEO

In a move that was much anticipated over the past few weeks in the tech industry, Sony (NYSE:SNE) has finally announced the appointment of K...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 9:25 pm
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Wantedly: Japan’s Trust-based Social Recruiting Site Officially Debuts

On Monday, a Tokyo-based tech startup called Wanted officially released its social recruiting platform Wantedly. The service was developed ...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Finding a Connection: Android, Line, and Docomo’s Network Outage

In the wake of its most recent network disruption, Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) is scrambling to find ways to improve both ...

  • January 30, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Japan’s NEC Cutting 10,000 Jobs – Is Apple’s iPhone to Blame?

Some startling news coming from electronics maker NEC in Japan, who reportedly said yesterday that it will be cutting 10,000 jobs from its w...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 11:50 am
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KDDI and VC Global Brain Target Global Startups with $66M Fund

Japan’s KDDI Corporation recently announced a new investment fund worth 5 billion yen (or about $66 million), which will target upcomi...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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Venture Generation: The Latest Startup Incubator in Tokyo

J-Seed Ventures, a Japan-based startup fund, this morning announced Venture Generation, a 180 square-meter startup incubator located in Toky...

  • February 8, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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CyberAgent Ventures Invests in Vietnamese Music Service

CyberAgent Ventures, a subsidiary of Japan’s CyberAgent, recently announced investment in Vietnam-based NCT Corporation. That company ...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 9:10 pm
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FC2 Continues to Expand Web Services to Big Markets

We’ve recently told you about Nevada-based web services company FC2, which offers what could be the top blogging service in Japan [1],...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 9:21 am
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Coffee Chat: Social Gaming Startups in Southeast Asia, the DeNA Perspective [LIVEBLOG]

This post is a part of our coverage of Startups in Asia (Singapore), Penn Olson’s first tech conference. Our full coverage of the event c...

  • February 2, 2012
  • at 1:36 pm
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Which are the Top Twitter Nations?

We recently took a look at Eric Fischer’s Twitter visualization which showed that Asia is a very chatty region when it comes to microb...

  • February 1, 2012
  • at 12:30 pm
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Driven by Ameba, CyberAgent Continues to Grow

We’ve written much about Japanese internet entertainment company CyberAgent (TYO:4751) over the past year, ranging from its many game ...

  • January 31, 2012
  • at 10:55 am
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Japanese Voice App ‘Line’ Continues Meteoric Rise, Hits 15 Million Downloads

It was just one month ago (almost to the day) that Japanese mobile messenger application Line surpassed the 10 million downloads milestone. ...

  • January 27, 2012
  • at 6:09 pm
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Photohoku: Helping Japan’s Tohoku Rebuild Through Photos

It’s almost been a year now since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and while we don’t hear as much about the recove...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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