apps

Travelers entering Japan will have to install location confirmation app, Skype on smartphones

Don’t have a smartphone? You’ll be required to rent one, and pay for it out of your own pocket.

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Hit Japanese app Crabhouse forced to change name on iOS

Crabhome is where the heart is now.

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Happy 35th anniversary to a true gaming icon: The guy from Hudson’s Adventure Island

Master Takahashi is a treasured pioneer of pro-gaming.

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We try out the hot new social media app that everyone’s talking about, Crabhouse!

It’s…a little different than we were expecting.

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Some of Japan’s COVID-19 contact tracing apps haven’t been working since last September

It’s not like we needed it or anything.

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Back to the Future II-style weather forecasts developed by Japanese universities

New system can provide highly accurate 30-minute rain forecasts that update in real-time.

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The terror of playing a Japanese horror video game with cute face filters

It turns out that making freaky ghosts wear Snapchat-style filters does not make them less scary.

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Anime-style magic circles summon vocabulary for you in this language-learning app from Japan【Vid】

Free app Spell Master turns you into a linguistic sorcerer.

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Hokkaido man arrested for pretending to visit Aeon shopping centers 2.7 million times

And so ends the Great Aeon Loyalty Point Heist of ’18.

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New photo app turns you, or Mr. Sato, into a sparklingly handsome shojo manga dreamboat【Photos】

From wannabe gangster to would-be 2-D heartthrob in just seconds.
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Cute Japanese cat fails to catch virtual iPad goldfish, captures Internet’s heart anyway【Video】

Don’t give up, little guy! Not because you can catch them, but because it’s so adorable to watch you try.

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Enjoy a free beer in Tokyo every single day with awesome monthly mobile app

100 bars and restaurants in and around the capital are part of bargain that costs less than two normally priced beers.

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App that buys your receipts crashes within hours of release due to too many users

ONE person’s trash is another’s treasure.

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Want to become a virtual YouTuber? Now there are apps for that too!

Finally, we can release the anime girl that lives within us all.

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Turning Tokyo techno-cool with a quick and awesome smartphone camera trick【Videos, photos】

Even SoraNews24 headquarters looks amazing when it’s recast as a virtual computer realm.

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New app lets you traverse the streets of modern Tokyo and ancient Edo at the same time

The Edo Past and Present Wanderings app appeals not only to old map buffs, but to anyone with a sense of adventure

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Line messaging app adding unsend function to save us from our embarrassing selves

Good news for all of us who’ve sent a message to the wrong person, or sent a message that’s just plain wrong.

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Yaro Ramen to begin subscription service, become the Netflix of noodles

Want delicious ramen without worrying about what’s in your pocket? Now there’s an app for that too.

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Tourists can (finally) make shinkansen reservations from overseas with new app

Planning your dream trip just got a little easier.

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New smartphone app helps lonely women in Japan make female friends, forbids date requests

Asking someone out on a date, even for same-sex romance, will get users banned.

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