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New Japanese video chat program adds digital makeup to the faces of female telecommuters 【Video】

Shiseido now has a cosmetics-free way to change your appearance.

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Japan’s net users are confused and creeped out by Skype’s new “dancing turkey” emoticon

Japanese netizens are both creeped out and confused by this new Thanksgiving/Christmas emoji from Skype.

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Our Japanese reporter talks to a stranger on Skype…things get awkward

Skype is known around the world as a convenient, free video calling service and enjoys widespread popularity in Japan. As with any online communication website, you’re bound to be contacted by someone you don’t know. If you simply ignore the contact request, nothing will come of it, but what if you didn’t? What sort of mischief would come about as a result of your imprudent actions?

This brings us to the first and hopefully last installment of what our Japanese correspondent likes to call “My English battle with a foreigner who suddenly decided to contact me on Skype”.

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Microsoft to launch real-time translation through Skype

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company plans to launch a real-time translation tool for Skype before the end of this year.

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