Posts Tagged: Japan


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Ex-Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi passes away at age 85

Hiroshi Yamauchi, one of the biggest pioneers to the gaming industry and the man who transformed Nintendo from a trading card business into ...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 12:22 am
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Mobile chat app Line wants to take over the world, but faces a long road ahead.

At Line’s annual event in Tokyo last August, leaders announced it would roll out channels for shopping, music, and video calls, first for ...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Sony kicks off TGS, shows off the upcoming Playstation 4

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. So...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 1:56 pm
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TGS hands-on: Xpec’s upcoming mobile fantasy card battle game Fantasy Lore

There are an awful lot of games at TGS about fantasy battles. After all, the Asian market loves them! Taiwan’s Xpec Entertainment is a...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 11:31 am
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A tale of two Asias: it’s a new era for startups across Asia

Asia cannot be ignored. It's the biggest region in the world and it's waking up. Investment is criss crossing the region and startups are ta...

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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This Japanese love simulator game is a messaging app for people with no friends

Messaging apps like Line and WeChat are proving hugely successful across the region, but they necessitate that you know some other actual me...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Line celebrates 200 million games downloaded, holds 7-day games fest

Japan-based mobile messaging company Line continues to grow fast. Its Line Game platform and suite of mobile games has surpassed 200 million...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
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Music is an inaccessible industry for tech startups

Here's why I think these startups won't succeed, and why I would advise any tech entrepreneur against the music industry.

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 11:13 am
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Messaging app Line seeks a boost in China with app store promo and new stickers

China’s messaging app scene might be dominated by WeChat, but Japan-made rival Line nonetheless launched officially in China in Decemb...

  • September 10, 2013
  • at 3:43 pm
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Here’s how you can catch actual stuffed toys using your mouse

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. On...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 9:08 pm
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Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind

Nintendo 3DS: Attack on Titan game on screenshots, game details and launch date released

Details, screenshots and launch date are released as Attack on Titan hits the Nintendo 3DS with Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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GungHo’s CEO Kazuki Morishita talks Puzzle and Dragons at Tokyo Game Show

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. Ja...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 12:21 pm
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Mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods

Animoca launches mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods, currently 2nd top grossing game on Google Play

Animoca takes Ragnarok Online to Android devices with the new mobile MMORPG Ragnarok: War of Gods.

  • September 17, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Kawaiit is a cutesy photo-sharing app with upvotes

Photo apps are huge in Asia. Aside from Facebook-owned Instagram, there are a number of Asian startups that have created their own photo app...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
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Anphabe, Vietnam’s LinkedIn, receives strategic investment from RGIP in Japan

Anphabe, Vietnam's leading online network for professional aka Vietnam's LinkedIn, just got a strategic investment from RGIP, a Japanese rec...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Fancy Asia expansion

Creative e-store Fancy preps expansion to Singapore, Taiwan, Japan

Fancy, the US-based social pinboard and e-store for creative gadgets and oddities, looks set to expand and launch in Singapore, Taiwan, and ...

  • September 12, 2013
  • at 3:28 pm
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Apple iPhone 5S and 5C coming to China, Japan, and Singapore Sept. 20

At Apple’s press event in California, the company has confirmed what China Telecom already leaked: the company’s new iPhones are...

  • September 11, 2013
  • at 2:27 am
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Sony: New PS Vita TV and revamped PS Vita hitting Japan soon, PS4 arriving in February

This afternoon at the Tokyo Game Show 2013, Sony (NYSE:SNE) confirmed a date that very many Japanese gamers have been waiting for. The next-...

  • September 9, 2013
  • at 4:10 pm
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