Posts Tagged: Japan


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Tokyo Game Show: Interview with Taisei Yoshida of GREE

If you attended the Tokyo Game Show this past weekend, chances are you saw GREE’s mammoth exhibition area, the largest one at the show...

  • September 20, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Japan Castle Explorer: A Passion For History Shared Online

Here at Penn Olson we spend a lot of time writing about start-ups struggling to bring in revenue, or attract venture capital. But it’s imp...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 11:30 am
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SoftBank Invests $200 Million in InMobi

Ka-ching! SoftBank invested $200 million in InMobi, the world’s largest independent mobile ad network, joining existing investors Kleiner,...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 6:45 pm
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Japan’s Shiseido Set to Begin E-Commerce in China

Earlier this year we reported on how cosmetics giant Shiseido was opening its online mall in Japan. Aptly named ‘Beauty Platform,̵...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 9:45 am
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Docomo, Samsung Planning Smartphone Chip Venture

A report from Kyodo cites ‘sources close to the matter’ saying that Docomo is planning to partner with Samsung to “design ...

  • September 14, 2011
  • at 1:21 pm
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Loiloscope: Unique Video Editing Software From Japan, A Peek At Version 2

Loiloscope is a video editing software from Japanese start-up firm Loilo Inc, which was founded back in 2007 by two brothers, Koji and Ryuta...

  • September 13, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Japan’s DeNA Acquires Gaming Studio in Vietnam

We just received word from Japanese mobile social gaming company DeNA announcing that it plans to pick up Punch Entertainment Vietnam, the H...

  • September 12, 2011
  • at 3:59 pm
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Apple and Samsung Continue Legal Battle in Japan

Yesterday we told you about the Docomo rollout of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 on its zippy LTE network. We’ve since learned that Apple...

  • September 9, 2011
  • at 10:00 pm
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7notes Converts Your Handwritten iPad Notes

At the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo today, Japanese company Metamoji gave a short presentation about its recently launched 7notes...

  • September 8, 2011
  • at 10:43 pm
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LG Gets Exclusive Rights to Street Fighter IV on Android Phones

Korean electronics company LG announced some big news today, disclosing that it has landed an exclusive deal with Japanese game developer Ca...

  • September 19, 2011
  • at 1:08 pm
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Bandai Namco and DeNA Execs Appear at Tokyo Game Show, Present BDNA

Yesterday at the Tokyo Game Show, Japanese gaming company DeNA didn’t reserve very much real estate to showcase its digital wares. But ins...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 12:17 pm
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Japan’s Smartphone Gaming to Grow 30-Fold by 2015

Seed Planning, a market research and consulting firm, recently released a report projecting massive growth in Japan’s smartphone gamin...

  • September 15, 2011
  • at 1:00 pm
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Appmom Recommends Android Apps to Install and Uninstall

Earlier this week, Tokyo’s web service juggernaut EC Navi released the English version of Appmom (available here), an Android app th...

  • September 14, 2011
  • at 9:08 pm
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Nintendo Holds Annual Conference, Adds Button

I used to be a die-hard Nintendo DS player. But the console just doesn’t do it for me anymore. What does it say that out of all the ne...

  • September 14, 2011
  • at 9:00 am
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Qiito Bags $1.6 Million To Build An Online Travel Planner in Asia

   Qiito (pronounced as Key-Tow), which stands for Quick, Interesting, Interactive Travel Organizer is a Singapore-based start-up that...

  • September 12, 2011
  • at 8:00 pm
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Wishscope: A Social Wishlist from Japan

Tokyo-based tech start-up Zawatt just announced it has received funding from Japan’s Cyber Agent Ventures and now is worth 20 million ...

  • September 12, 2011
  • at 9:08 am
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Rakuten Invests in Russian e-Retailer Ozon.ru

Japan’s online retail giant Rakuten just announced that it has invested in Ozon.ru, a Russian e-commerce service. According to Rakuten...

  • September 9, 2011
  • at 11:38 am
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Docomo Drops Tablets With a Need For Speed, and a Relaxing Bath

Today in Tokyo Docomo announced the release of two new tablets capable of running its high-speed LTE service. Our readers are likely already...

  • September 8, 2011
  • at 7:23 pm
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