Japan

Kickstarter to launch in Japan this year

Since launching 8 years ago, Kickstarter became synonymous to the term crowdfunding and after 13 million people have backed a project, $3 billion in pledges, and more than 124,905...

In a week, Japanese city repairs road swallowed by sinkhole

via Rappler; A Japanese city on Tuesday, November 15, reopened a busy street that collapsed into a giant sinkhole, with the efforts of workers who toiled around the clock for a...

Stripe officially launches in Japan with a new investor

PeterPeter Rothenberg, writing for Tech in Asia; Stripe continued its Asian expansion today with its official launch in Japan. The launch comes after a year of beta testing and a...

Nintendo releases Famicom Mini gaming console for Japan

After announcing mini NES Classic Edition, which includes with 30 built-in games, Nintendo of Japan has announced the Famicom Mini gaming console, another retro gaming console...

Spotify launches in Japan

Steven Millward, writing for Tech in Asia; Three-and-a-half years after first streaming into Asia, Spotify today launched in Japan. The popular music app has just popped up in the...

UberEATS launches in Tokyo

UberEATS; Get the food you want, from the restaurants you love, delivered at Uber speed. Food you want: We’re working with over a hundred restaurants in your city to put great...

Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go kills pedestrian

Tim Kelly, reporting for Reuters; A Japanese truck driver playing Pokemon Go while driving hit two women, killing one and injuring the other, in Japan’s first death related...

Pokemon Go Now Available in Japan, first in Asia

On their Facebook page account, Niantic announced that the phenomenal AR game Pokemon Go is now available for gamers in Japan....

Japanese Messaging App LINE sets price range for its IPO this July 2016

Lora Kolodny, writing for TechCrunch; LINE Corp., makers of a messaging app that’s gone mainstream in Japan, Thailand and Taiwan, has set a price range for an initial public...

Sony to port PlayStation Games to iOS and Android

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.; Tokyo, March 24, 2016 – Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. that will change its company name to Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc. (SIE)...

Line to launch its own mobile Internet, with free access to its messaging service, Facebook and Twitter

Steven Millward, writing for Tech in Asia; Messaging app giant Line revealed today that it’s set to launch a mobile internet service using its own SIM cards. Called Line Mobile,...

IBM to sponsor “Sword Art Online: The Beginning” Virtual Reality Development

Rejoice all you Sword Art Online fan, because IBM will sponsor the development of VRMMO (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online) from Reki Kawahara’s Sword Art Online...

The past, present, and future of Nintendo

Osman Husain writing for Tech in Asia; Nintendo certainly needs no introduction. The iconic Japanese company, known both for some serious, cutting-edge innovation as well as...

Apple launches Apple SIM in Japan, in partnership with KDDI

Mikey Campbell writing for appleinsider; Apple SIM’s expansion into Japan was quietly announced on Apple’s website on Monday, which now lists au as a partner service...

Sony Japan announces Xperia Z4

Sony has announced their next flagship smartphone the Xperia Z4 and it made the announcement in Japan and will be initially be available there as well. No details as to when the...