Posts Tagged: Japan

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Tokyo’s Human Camera Reminds Us to Connect in the Real World

Tokyo-based new media artist Eric Siu has created a really wonderful idea that blends technology and performance art in way that is sure to ...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 4:15 pm
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Japan’s GREE Ventures Looks Abroad for the Next Big Thing

We’ve written a lot about Japanese mobile social gaming company GREE (TYO:3632) quite recently, and it has been especially busy of lat...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 3:45 pm
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ChatWork, a business communication app from Japan with 100,000 users, now eyeing Asia

ChatWork has plenty of fans in Japan. With 100,000 signups, it is used in the country by companies and organizations like Zoho, Kyoto Univer...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 9:47 am
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Japanese Photographer’s iPhone Camera App is a Huge Hit Right After Launch

Recruit Media Lab, a research arm of Japan’s largest human resources and classified ad company, released an iPhone camera app with a v...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 10:10 pm
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Coiney: A Smartphone-based, Credit Card Payment Alternative for Japan

Japan’s first-ever smarphone-based credit card processing service Coiney has just launched today. Instead of conventional credit autho...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Amazon’s Kindle Finally Coming to Japan, Pre-orders Available Now

Amazon has finally issued an announcement that the Kindle is finally coming to Japan, as well as the Kindle store with 50,000 Japanese title...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 7:09 pm
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World Bank Says Singapore Still Tops for Doing Business

The 2013 Doing Business report from the World Bank has just been published, and Singapore remains on top for the seventh straight year accor...

  • October 23, 2012
  • at 5:25 pm
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Japan’s Manga Camera Doing Well Overseas, Passes 3 Million Downloads

Our readers may remember that we featured Manga Camera a few weeks back, a photo application from Japan which had started very hot in the Ja...

  • October 22, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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6 Great Ideas from Open Network Lab’s Demo Day in Tokyo

Open Network Lab is a Tokyo-based incubator backed by Joi Ito (the director for MIT’s Media Lab) and two Japanese internet juggernauts...

  • October 18, 2012
  • at 5:00 pm
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Beatrobo Rolls Out New Redesign of its Social Music Service

Back in April we told you about social music site Beatrobo, which at the time had received $600,000 in funding, with ambitions to expand to ...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 9:30 am
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Japanese Clothes Retailer Uniqlo Commences E-Commerce in the U.S.

Japanese clothing retailer Uniqlo has just made a significant step towards reaching more customers in the U.S. While the company already has...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Mikitani: “They were wrong about Rakuten, about e-commerce”

I love it when big name entrepreneurs have blogs. There’s always interesting tips and stories to follow. This time it comes from Hiros...

  • October 26, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Japan’s Line App Passes 70M Users, Translates its Success Overseas

Over 70 million users since it first launched in June of 2011. That’s a pretty impressive milestone for Japan’s chat/voice appli...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 9:01 pm
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GREE Acquires Japanese Social Game Publisher Pokelabo for $173.8 Million

Mobile gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has announced its acquisition of Japanese game publisher Pokelabo (short for ‘Pocket Laboratory...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Japanese Price Site Kakaku Steps Up its Facebook Game

In yet another sign of Facebook’s momentum in Japan, the country’s most popular price comparison website Kakaku.com (TYO:2371) h...

  • October 24, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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GREE’s Monster Quest is Number 1 Free Game in US

The folks over at Gamebiz.jp pointed out yesterday evening that GREE’s (TYO:3632) new title Monster Quest, which was released just las...

  • October 23, 2012
  • at 10:02 am
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GREE Releases Monster Quest, New iOS Game from Funzio Team

GREE’s (TYO:3632) US studio has just announced a new title, as Monster Quest has just dropped for iPhone and iPad. The game is free to...

  • October 19, 2012
  • at 10:15 am
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Startup ‘Japan Healthcare Info’ Helps Keep Expats and Travelers Healthy

It’s no secret we love startups that solve an actual problem. And anyone who has lived in a foreign country where a different language...

  • October 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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