Posts Tagged: Japan


Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe

We’re seeing a lot of creative online marketplaces thriving across Asia these days. Conyac is one of the most specialized of these ...

  • October 8, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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On Asia’s internet, Japan and the Philippines are the most free, Vietnam and China the least

Freedom House just came out with a detailed 800-page report on internet freedoms across the world. Here’s some of the insights into Asia.

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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GREE offers voluntary retirement to 11% of workforce, shuts Osaka office

Today it came to light that GREE is planning to offer voluntary retirement plans to about 200 employees, or 11 percent of its entire workfor...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:21 am
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Google brings Android app vending machines to Tokyo

Google Japan is tapping into Tokyo’s affinity for vending machines with a Google Play version of the unmanned dispensaries. The Goog...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Japanese chat app Line rolls out prepaid cards in Japan, and yes, they look adorable

The Japanese team behind popular messaging app Line has rolled out prepaid cards that users can purchase offline and use to as credit for in...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 10:58 am
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Kyoto University launches new $60 million fund to invest in Asian startups

Kyoto University, a Japanese research university, is launching its second venture fund worth $60 million to invest in startups in Japan and ...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Evernote jumps into e-commerce and physical goods, launches Evernote Market in Japan, US, Canada

Evernote is well known for its note-taking and productivity apps, but today it has made a striking move into the world of atoms by launching...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 2:00 am
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Hands on with BlazBlue: Chronophantasma at TGS: I’m terrible at this

This article is part of our coverage of TGS 2013. Be sure to keep an eye out for our new gaming-focused site, Games in Asia, coming soon. I ...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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Clara Online helps Japanese games expand into Asia

This article is part of our coverage of TGS 2013. Be sure to keep an eye out for our new gaming-focused site, Games in Asia, coming soon. Th...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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SlideStory wants to get you into photo slideshows

Videos are so last year: SlideStory wants to get you into photo slideshows

We’ve all shared our photos online, and perhaps some of us have created GIFs and Vine and Instagram videos as well. But a Japanese app...

  • October 7, 2013
  • at 4:32 pm
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Huawei is quietly taking over the world, minus the US

Fed up with the US government’s allegations that its technology could be used for espionage, a vice president from Chinese telecommuni...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Nintendo to stop Wii production in Japan

After 7 years in the market, Nintendo to stop Wii production in Japan as confirmed by an employee from Nintendo Europe.

  • October 2, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Line brings its web store to Taiwan as part of greater retail push

  This month marks the start of a new wave in Line’s push for greater monetization. Today, in Japan, the company formally introduced ...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 12:44 pm
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Why Y Combinator startup Strikingly skipped China, Japan and headed for Southeast Asia

Two weeks ago, the entire Strikingly team hung out at Block 71, the epicenter of Singapore’s tech startup community. Here on a workawa...

  • September 30, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Samurai Incubate records 10 exits, 2 ready for IPO, plans for international expansion

Founded in 2008 by Kentaro Sakakibara, Samurai Incubate Inc. invests in early stage tech startups, typically $50,000 for a 15 percent share....

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 10:18 am
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Sneaking a peek at the very creepy Psycho Break (a.k.a. The Evil Within)

This article is part of our coverage of TGS 2013. Be sure to keep an eye out for our new gaming-focused site, Games in Asia, coming soon. Tr...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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This small device could bring over 300 games to your TV

With G-cluster small white device, you can access over 300 games through the internet on your TV or PC.

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 4:38 pm
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Hands-on with award-winning Japanese indie puzzle game Tranth

This article is part of our coverage of TGS 2013. Be sure to keep an eye out for our new gaming-focused site, Games in Asia, coming soon. I ...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 10:38 am
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