Posts Tagged: Japan


12 Pitches from Start-up Weekend Tokyo at Mixi

You may remember last May when we covered Start-up Weekend Tokyo, and the many great ideas that sprung forth from the three-day event. This ...

  • August 22, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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iOS 5 Brings Early Earthquake Warning to the iPhone in Japan

9to5 Mac is reporting today that Apple will bring an early earthquake warning to the upcoming iOS 5. EEW is a common feature on phones in Ja...

  • August 22, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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CyberAgent Unleashes Coin Pusher Mafia for iOS in Japan, US

We’ve written much about CyberAgent recently, as it’s a prominent example of how many large Japanese previously insular internet...

  • August 19, 2011
  • at 1:03 pm
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Japanese Digital Comic Association Creates For American Market

The Japanese Digital Comic Association is reaching out to its North American fans by launching, which will serve as a digital dis...

  • August 18, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Amazon Begins Selling Software in Japan

Thanks to the always informative Serkan Toto for the tip earlier today that Amazon Japan has expanded its offerings to include software down...

  • August 16, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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ABCLoop: A Community For English and Japanese Language Learners

I recently had a chance to visit Open Network Lab, a start-up incubation program in Tokyo, Japan. One of the first start-ups that I’d like...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Hulu Coming To Japan

Hulu announced today that it will be bringing its streaming service to Japan. is now online, and users can sign up to receive more d...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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TEPCO Opens 25 Location-specific Twitter Accounts For Blackout Alerts

In the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) had to implement rolling blackouts due to the...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 10:07 am
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Japan’s GREE Continues Foreign Expansion, Partners With SK telecom in Korea

Japanese social gaming heavyweight GREE announced late last week that Chinese partner Tencent would be implementing a new open platform for ...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 11:59 pm
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New Smartphone Gaming Venture: DeNA + Namco Bandai = BDNA

After a busy day last Friday when it announced the establishment of subsidiaries in Singapore and Sweden, Japanese mobile gaming company DeN...

  • August 22, 2011
  • at 6:04 pm
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DeNA Continues Overseas Push, Establishes DeNA Asia in Singapore

DeNA is making a big move today to expand its business activities in Asia. After establishing a Korean subsidiary back in June and then laun...

  • August 19, 2011
  • at 2:39 pm
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A Yahoo Phone? Seriously? Yes. In Japan.

Here’s something I never really expected to see. Courtesy of the folks over at Softbank, and with some hardware help from Sharp, comes a Y...

  • August 18, 2011
  • at 9:56 pm
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Lindoc: A Textbook Noting System That Aims To Change Learning In Japan

E-books combined with social notes are a dream come true for geeky students. And Lindoc is a Japan-based start-up working to meet that visio...

  • August 17, 2011
  • at 10:50 am
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China Projected to Overtake Japan in Online Ad Spending

New projections from eMarketer suggest that online ad spending in China is expected to surpass that over neighboring Japan within the next f...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 7:22 pm
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DeNA Releases Mobage for iPhone in Japan

Japanese online social games company DeNA continued its very busy summer yesterday, finally rolling out its iOS application on Apple’s...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Masayoshi Son’s Younger Brother Aims To Create an Asia Start-Up Ecosystem

Creating a startup on a shoestring budget is now easier than ever thanks to crowd-sourcing, open-source technology, and social media marketi...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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See My Nails! Nailap Wants To Be Instagram for Nail Art

Mobile photo sharing is already very popular, and still on the rise — but there are still a lot of niches to fill. We learned about one to...

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 9:38 am
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Japan’s KDDI Announces 5 Nominees For Its First Incubation Program

On Friday, KDDI’s Mugen Labo, a start-up incubation program by Japan’s second largest telco, announced five tech start-ups chosen for it...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 5:21 pm
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