Posts Tagged: Japan


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ABCLoop: A Community For English and Japanese Language Learners

I recently had a chance to visit Open Network Lab, a start-up incubation program in Tokyo, Japan. One of the first start-ups that I’d like...

  • August 15, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Hulu Coming To Japan

Hulu announced today that it will be bringing its streaming service to Japan. Hulu.jp is now online, and users can sign up to receive more d...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 12:30 pm
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TEPCO Opens 25 Location-specific Twitter Accounts For Blackout Alerts

In the wake of the March 11th earthquake and tsunami, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) had to implement rolling blackouts due to the...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 10:07 am
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Japan’s GREE Continues Foreign Expansion, Partners With SK telecom in Korea

Japanese social gaming heavyweight GREE announced late last week that Chinese partner Tencent would be implementing a new open platform for ...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 11:59 pm
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WhooWhoo iPhone App Lets You Take Pictures With a Blow

“One, two, three, and blow!” (The camera shutter clicks) Your picture is taken. An app from Japan allows you to take picture with your i...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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World of Warcraft Virtual Pet Sale Raises $1.9 Million for Japan

Not long after the tragic March 11th earthquake and tsunami in Japan, we told you about how gaming company Blizzard was taking initiative to...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 12:21 pm
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5 Fun iPhone Cases For Sale in Japan

Recently I’ve been seeing some interesting iPhone cases from vendors in Japan, and I thought I’d run down through a few of them ...

  • August 6, 2011
  • at 10:30 pm
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Japanese City Website Gets a Facelift, Shifts to Facebook

The city of Takeo in Saga prefecture, Japan has decided that it will use a Facebook page as the website of the city government. That’s a p...

  • August 4, 2011
  • at 9:30 am
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Jobring: A Facebook-Integrated Social Recruiting Platform

A new social recruiting service from Japan called Jobring was launched on July 29th.  It is the first recruiting service that features deep...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 11:23 am
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DeNA Releases Mobage for iPhone in Japan

Japanese online social games company DeNA continued its very busy summer yesterday, finally rolling out its iOS application on Apple’s...

  • August 12, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Masayoshi Son’s Younger Brother Aims To Create an Asia Start-Up Ecosystem

Creating a startup on a shoestring budget is now easier than ever thanks to crowd-sourcing, open-source technology, and social media marketi...

  • August 11, 2011
  • at 11:00 am
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See My Nails! Nailap Wants To Be Instagram for Nail Art

Mobile photo sharing is already very popular, and still on the rise — but there are still a lot of niches to fill. We learned about one to...

  • August 10, 2011
  • at 9:38 am
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Japan’s KDDI Announces 5 Nominees For Its First Incubation Program

On Friday, KDDI’s Mugen Labo, a start-up incubation program by Japan’s second largest telco, announced five tech start-ups chosen for it...

  • August 9, 2011
  • at 5:21 pm
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Jumvo iPhone App Lets You Send Voice SMS

SMS or text messaging are efficient ways to communicate, especially when you have little available time to tell someone something. When you ...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Mapping Radiation: Yahoo Japan Publishes Data, Safecast.org Plugs Along

Yahoo Japan has made a start on publishing radiation measurements from 11 locations around Japan. The data is being gathered by a team from ...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 10:08 am
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Japan’s Mobile Gaming Network, Mobage Coming To AT&T’s Android Users

It was just last week that Japanese mobile gaming company, DeNA, broke the news about its ambitious movements to bring Mobage, its social mo...

  • August 5, 2011
  • at 8:49 am
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Give Your iPad a Retro Gameboy Look

Lootiful, the makers of the iPWN Gameboy case for iPhone (formerly at iPWNcase.com), look to be gearing up to make an iPad2 case as well. Yo...

  • August 2, 2011
  • at 2:00 pm
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Voices of Protest Spreading on YouTube in Japan

Earlier today we told you about the Wenzhou train crash in China, and how the Sina Weibo microblog platform is having trouble censoring what...

  • August 1, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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