Posts Tagged: Japanese

Tone Troubles? Qooco Teaches Tonal Languages on your Smartphone

QoocoTalk’s proprietary speech technology can not only listen and tell you if your tones are correct, it can provide feedback on how to ge...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 6:51 pm
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24% of Web Content is Now in Chinese, Will Soon Surpass English [Infographic]

A new infographic shows that Chinese will soon overtake English as the dominant language online. At the end of 2011, 27 percent of web conte...

  • April 20, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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New Rikai Browser Lets You Read Chinese with Ease

For language students, the smartphone revolution has brought many tools to help with your study. I’m a big fan of SRSs which help you ...

  • April 5, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Google Japanese Input Now Available on Android

On Tuesday we told you about Baidu Japan’s pickup of Simeji, a Japanese input method editor (IME) for Android. Well, it seems Android ...

  • December 15, 2011
  • at 1:00 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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50 Million Users Strong, mig33 Announces Developer Program with GREE

“Knock knock,” mobile game developers. Here’s news not to be missed. If you’re snubbing the Asian market, it’s time to wake up and...

  • July 20, 2011
  • at 7:00 pm
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Twitter Rolls Out Hashtag Support for Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Russian

Akky over on Asiajin just pointed out that Twitter has rolled out support for Japanese hashtags. So where before Japanese users would use a ...

  • July 13, 2011
  • at 10:30 am
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Alibaba Helps Japanese Firms Enter China Through Taobao

China seems to be on everyone’s radar this year, including Japan. But it isn’t an easy market to start a business. Its laws, culture...

  • June 12, 2011
  • at 1:25 am
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Fun New Language Tools in iOS 6 and OS X

Over on Sinosplice, John Pasden [1] points out the text-to-speech function in iOS 6, and notes that it can even read Chinese text even when ...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 4:00 pm
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Path to be Available in Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian Soon

“Hello World,” says Path on its latest blog post. The social network which limits you to 150 of your closest friends is seeing a...

  • April 6, 2012
  • at 8:08 pm
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Google Translate for Android Adds Handwriting Recognition, Supports Japanese and Chinese

The Google Translate app for Android just added an experimental handwriting recognition support for a number of languages: English, French, ...

  • January 10, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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Limelight Builds Showcase Sites For Your Apps, Now Serving Japan

Limelight is a clever service that recently came to our attention, which aims to help app developers put together a simple, beautiful site t...

  • October 20, 2011
  • at 6:30 pm
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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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YouTube Adds Japanese Machine Transcription

According to a video posted by Masaru Kamikura, YouTube now supports machine transcription for Japanese language videos, in addition to Engl...

  • July 14, 2011
  • at 9:48 pm
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The Problem with Facebook in Japan

Adam is a dedicated researcher about new media trends. He has been researching about online social networks since 2005. The Japanese online ...

  • June 20, 2011
  • at 9:18 am
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Navi-Facebook: A Japanese Guide For Facebook

As western social networks and internet services catch on in Japan, you’ll often see corresponding books and websites spring up to explain...

  • May 11, 2011
  • at 10:18 pm
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