Posts Tagged: Japan

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Augmented Reality Headset from Japan Supersizes Food, Makes You Eat Less

Here’s a really clever use of augmented reality technology from Japan [1], which tries to trick the user into thinking they have eaten...

  • November 2, 2012
  • at 3:10 pm
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Japan’s DeNA Unleashes ‘Hellfire’ Worldwide

Japan’s DeNA (TYO:2432) is announcing today that it has released a new fantasy title, Hellfire, on its Mobage platform. The game was d...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Panasonic’s Woes Continue, Will Cease Smartphone Sales in Europe

Back in February Panasonic (TYO:6752) announced that it was targeting the European market with its Eluga smartphone. The sleek, waterproof A...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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BREAKING: Installing Windows 8 Will Not Transform your PC into a Touchscreen Device

Here’s a fun story going around the Japanese interwebs, courtesy the good folks over on Reddit. There are Japanese media reports sayin...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Japan’s Vidssage is a Video Messaging App That Wants to Leave You Word-Less

Moso, a Tokyo-based startup that developed the online video effect app that wowed us at our Startup Asia Jakarta event this year, has just r...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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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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Microsoft Partners with Japan’s NTT Docomo on LTE Windows 8 Tablets

As we mentioned yesterday, Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows 8 got off to a bit of a rocky start in Japan recently. A few unfortunate ...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Japan’s Business Collaboration Tool ChatWork Has 110,000 Users, Eyes Southeast Asia

Japan’s ChatWork is an easy-to-use business communication and collaboration platform. The functions are simple, allowing businesses to...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Japanese Chat App ‘Balloon’ Raises $1.25 Million in Funding

For those of you who thought that the mobile messaging application space in Asia was crowded already, there aren’t really any signs th...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Japan’s Crowdworks Raises $3.75 Million, Poised for Further Asia Expansion

Crowdworks, a Tokyo-based startup providing a crowdsourcing platform that matches engineers and designers with job postings, just announced ...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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Japan’s Location-based Game Platform Colopl Passes 3 Million Users

Over on Asiajin, Chiho Komoriya points out that Japanese game developer Colopl Inc. announced early this month their eponymous location-base...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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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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