Posts Tagged: Japan



Find Unique Travel Experiences With Local Guides Using Meetrip

While traveling can be lots of fun, some aspects of it can be quite mundane. Buying guide books and looking up “popular restaurants” usi...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Photo App from Japan Converts iPhone Pics into Manga

Here’s a fun application from Japan which has been the country’s top free iOS app for the past five days, after its September 11...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Some Japanese Firms Suspend China Manufacturing After Weekend’s Violent Protests [UPDATE: Confirmed]

MarketWatch is saying that three major Japanese companies – Canon (NYSE:CAJ), Panasonic (TYO:6752), and Lion Corp (TYO:4912) – a...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 11:12 am
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Conyac Shares Milestones; Plans for Series A Investment

We’ve talked about Japan’s crowd-translation service Conyac.cc as recently as four days ago when the company participated in Myojo Warak...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 3:29 pm
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Flipboard Enlists Dentsu, ADK Group to Help Make it Big in Japan

Japanese ad agency Dentsu (TYO: 4324) and ADK Group have announced (pdf) that they have become business partners for Flipboard in Japan. Wit...

  • September 12, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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Myojo Waraku: Startups Converge on Fukuoka for Japan’s Rendition of South By Southwest

This weekend in Fukuoka, Japan’s answer to South by South West, Myojo Waraku, took place, spotlighting artists, music, and up-and-comi...

  • September 10, 2012
  • at 9:10 am
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Rakuten Acquires Japanese Coupon Site Shareee.jp

E-commerce giant Rakuten (JSD:4755) recently announced that it has acquired a majority stake in popular coupon website Shareee.jp to the tun...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 9:19 pm
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Japan Steps Up Efforts in Online Disaster Response

According to The Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time blog, the Japanese government is aiming to create an improved system for spread...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Android Triumphs Against iOS in Southeast Asia Market

According to an Ericsson ConsumerLab report, via Tech Republic, Android is the predominant OS used by 31 percent of smartphone users living ...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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GREE Acquires Another US-based Mobile Games Developer

Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) has announced today that it has acquired San Francisco-based mobile game company App Ant. App A...

  • September 18, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Bic Camera and Uniqlo Promote Upcoming Store With Epic ‘Bicqlo Vader’ Game

Here’s an awesome web promotion from the folks at Uniqlo and Bic Camera in Japan. In order to publicize their upcoming joint ‘Bi...

  • September 17, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Japan’s Nijibox Makes Another Play for Emerging South East Asia Games Market

We recently interviewed Alvin Yap, the founder and CEO of Singapore-based TheMobileGamer (TMG), who operates mobile games service KotaGames ...

  • September 14, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Which Asian Regions Get New iOS6 Features?

In the wake of the iPhone 5 launch, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has published an updated list of international availability for iOS 6 features, incl...

  • September 13, 2012
  • at 6:08 pm
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Meet the Company That’s Building Asia’s Startup Database

I was lucky to have been recently introduced to the folks at Creww.me here in Tokyo [1]. The Japan-based company has some big goals, aiming ...

  • September 11, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Zendesk Growing Strong in Asia, With New Office Soon Opening in Japan [INTERVIEW]

With over 20,000 customers around the world, cloud-based customer service software provider Zendesk has been growing at a fast pace since it...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 6:30 pm
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How One Country’s App Market Can Be Another Country’s Mulligan

Tech blogger Chiyo Komoriya pointed to an interesting phenomenon today over on her website, noting a trend in Japanese social game developer...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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A Look at Asia’s New Gaming Stars at Tokyo Game Show 2012

The Tokyo Game Show, which has attracted more than 200,000 visitors in the last two years, has revealed the exhibitors for its new “Asia N...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 9:38 pm
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Google Japan Summons Doraemon in New TV Commercial

Thanks to @feitclub on Twitter for pointing out this fun new TV commercial from Google Japan, which celebrates everyone’s favorite man...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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