mobile games

Man splurges wife’s inheritance from her mother on mobile games

With US$108,000 gone, his wife is now wondering if she should file for divorce.

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Clothing company to bring popular Japanese mobile games’ character costumes to life

Now you too can dress up as an irresistibly-cute game character with none of the hard work!

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Super Mario Run teaser, gameplay videos released, official launch date announced

Super Mario Run will be Mario’s first adventure into the mobile gaming world.

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Slice into a traditional sweet range with some of Japan’s most famous swords

The beautifully designed metal replicas are modelled on real-life weapons that come with amazing historical stories

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Japanese YouTuber travels the world to become Pokémon Go master

The kabuki-faced YouTuber shares the moment he caught his final Pokémon in London.

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Japanese gamer shares images of most realistic Pokémon Go gym battle ever

Okinawan seaside becomes the perfect setting for this Lapras vs Gyarados showdown.

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Japanese Idolmaster anime girls take over Shinjuku Station in Tokyo

Shinjuku Station has been transformed for a limited time with anime girls on pylons and stages and huge animated digital LED displays!

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Is Pokémon Go helping prevent deaths at one of Japan’s most notorious suicide spots?

The intriguing story is making news around the country.

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Cute cat is the star Tsum Tsum character in this Japanese home!

Meet the cat who can stack it like a Disney Tsum Tsum character in all sorts of situations!

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Pokémon Go craze reignites love for cute Pikachu sea slug in Japan

We take a look at thecacera pacifica, known as the “Pikachu sea slug” in Japan, which many say is the real-life inspiration for the Pokémon character.

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We catch up with world’s first Pokémon Go master, Nick Johnson, in Tokyo

He’s caught ’em all in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong and Australia, and now we get to find out what the gamer’s been up to in Japan, the birthplace of Pokémon.

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Pokémon GO players in Japan discover strange new hybrid species of monsters in the game

Come with us as we introduce you to ten weird and wonderful mixed-breed Pokémon making trainers laugh around the country.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: Hands free “Poké-Han” device gets a rainy day edition

Having trouble playing the game with one hand holding onto your umbrella? Now we’ll show you how to stay dry while keeping both hands free for catching Pokémon!

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Kyoto temple becomes Pokémon Go gym in Japan, provides special phone chargers for players

Centuries of tradition meets the modern-day world of gaming and culminates in a beautiful display of kindness.

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Pikachu cosplayer delights Pokémon Go gamers in Japan

Get out your Poké Balls! It’s time to catch a cute Pikachu!

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Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan take over parks in huge crowds on first weekend of game’s release

Amazing scenes over the weekend show hordes of trainers catching Pokémon in two well-known parks, and one of those parks has a Fountain Tower area shaped like a Poké Ball.

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Pokéball Aimer 3-D printed iPhone case makes news among Pokémon Go Trainers in Japan

With data for making the 3-D case available online, now everyone can get a little help with making the perfect throw.

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From Squirtle to Jigglypuff and Lickitung, now you can see what your favourite character would look like as a PokéGirl pin-up model!

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Pokémon Go in Japan: 7 top sightseeing spots where you can catch Pokémon in Tokyo

Our Japanese reporter Mr. Sato visited these seven well-known tourist spots and captured 88 Pokémon in six hours.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: rest tired arms with creative hands-free “Poké-Han” device

Arms tired from holding your smartphone in front of you all day? We’ll show you how to make this ingenious “Poké-Han mobile gaming accessory!

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