Posts Tagged: Japan


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Mobile Gaming Company GREE Apologizes for Charging Minors Beyond Spending Limits

Mobile social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has issued an announcement in Japanese today apologizing that some minors were charged beyond the...

  • January 7, 2013
  • at 12:35 pm
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Survey Says Japan is Now Using Far More Chat Apps

As we pointed out yesterday, 2012 was a pretty big year for NHN Japan’s Line chat app. But if you need further evidence of its popular...

  • January 4, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Tokyo and Seoul Dominate Twitter on New Year’s Eve

While many people were busy tweeting their new year’s messages and wishes yesterday at midnight, the social network Twitter was also busy ...

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 5:06 pm
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Apple’s Annual Lucky Bag Sale Delivers for Japanese Fanboys

While Christmas has come and gone for most of us, here in Japan there was quite a bit of excitement this morning as Apple held its annual &#...

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Japan’s Mobile Video Service ‘NotTV’ Passes 400,000 Paid Subscribers

This past July we wrote about Mmbi Inc’s NotTV mobile television service, which at that point had surpassed 100,000 subscribers after its ...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Japan’s Mixi Acquires Tokyo-based Barter/Curation Site Developer Kamado

Tokyo-based startup Kamado Inc., which is running several web services including auction site Livlis and a photo curation site Clipie, was t...

  • December 27, 2012
  • at 3:24 pm
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Japanese Chat App ‘Line’ Does Gangnam Style

Korean pop star PSY, who recently hit a billion views on YouTube, is being featured by Japanese chat application ‘Line’ in a fun...

  • December 27, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Understanding DeNA and Mobage: A Graphical Overview

As the Tokyo editor for TechInAsia, one of the biggest tech players I’ve had to watch over the past year has been DeNA (TYO:2432), as the ...

  • December 26, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Human Camera ‘Touchy’ Wishes You Merry Christmas!

Readers may recall back in October when we featured new media artist Eric Siu and his amazing human camera prototype called ‘Touchy...

  • December 24, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Japanese Mobile Social Gaming: 2012 in Review

It has been a pretty busy year in the mobile space in Japan. While the prevailing narrative in most western media has been the demise of Jap...

  • January 4, 2013
  • at 4:35 pm
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2012 Was a Year of Crazy Growth for Japanese Chat App Line

NHN Japan had a pretty crazy year in 2012. In retrospect, things really got busy for the company and its wildly successful chat app Line aft...

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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GREE’s 2012 Mobile Gaming Adventure [Timeline]

Last week we took a retrospective look at Japanese mobile gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432), a company that surprised a lot of people in the past...

  • January 2, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Crazy Japanese Tower Defense Game ‘Battle Cats’ Invades Android Platform

One of my favorite games for all of 2012 was the endlessly wacky Battle Cats from Japanese game developer Ponos. I’ve been enjoying it on ...

  • December 31, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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GREE and Japan Sumo Association Launch Sumo Card Battle Game

I’ve been having lots of fun trying out mobile games from the card battle genre over the past year. So far, my favorites have probably...

  • December 28, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Japanese Camera App Fotomecha is Free for the Holidays

In addition to whatever fun presents Santa brought you this year, there are more than a few mobile app goodies to be had this season as well...

  • December 27, 2012
  • at 1:45 pm
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Amid Tensions Between China and Vietnam, Video Games Get Territorial

Island disputes have been a rumbling problem for China in the past few years. The latest tiff with Japan, and ongoing disputes with the Phil...

  • December 26, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Apple Announces 2013 ‘Lucky Bag’ Sales for 7 Stores in Japan

While it’s still Christmas Day in the Western hemisphere, those of us here in Asia are waking up on Boxing Day right now, and that lik...

  • December 26, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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GREE Quietly Releases NFL Shuffle Card Battle Game

Japanese mobile gaming company GREE (TYO:3632) has quietly pushed out an NFL-branded card battle game for iOS late last week called NFL Shuf...

  • December 24, 2012
  • at 10:20 am
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