Smartphones

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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Starbucks Japan asks customers to not use smartphones, laptops in its cafes for special eco event

But oddly enough, they still want you to share the experience on social media.

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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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Requiem for a smartphone buyer: Mr. Sato gets no iPhone X but has a new lease on life

They say acceptance and hope are the final stages of moving on from a loss.

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Nuisance Cat smartphone gloves from Japan are an adorable problem we’d all love to have【Video】

These kitty mittens want, and not totally have, everyone’s attention.

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Japanese console game market shrinks to nearly one-third its size ten years ago

Japanese game makers and distributors are in need of a serious power-up.

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Fake yakuza arrested in Tokyo after threatening man who was walking while staring at a smartphone

Continued backlash against “arukisumaho” seen in social media users’ responses.

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There’s a KFC smartphone going on sale in China【Video】

Is Colonel Sanders ready to join Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as a technological icon?

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Behold the most realistic miso soup novelty smartphone stand known to man

The modern Japanese art of fake food samples has given birth to this stand which beautifully merges the heights of both elegance and kitsch.

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New Pokémon mobile game, Pokéland, announced, immediately enters alpha testing with 134 species

Focuses on battles with adorable “toy Pokémon.”

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Poké Ball mobile battery will keep your phone fully charged for all this summer’s Pokémon fun

Pikachu, of course, is also part of the electricity-delivering options.

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Never misclick on your smartphone again with Japanese Twitter user’s awesome life hack

Tip is a God-send for Net surfers and illustrators alike, and all you need is a pen (but you won’t be using it as a stylus).

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Sailor Moon official smartphone announced, but surprisingly not for Japan

Bundled package includes selfie stick and draws styling cues from multiple magical items used by the anime heroine.

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“Pathway that will kill people who walk while using a smartphone” discovered in Japan

If you’re in this part of Nagoya, make sure you watch your step, not your screen.

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SoraNews24’s loneliest reporter tests Japan’s new anime-style AI girlfriend smartphone app 【Vid】

Seiji’s search for love takes him beyond the bounds of humanity.

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Japan’s samurai armor bag collection expands with new designs, colors【Photos】

Now there are even more ways to mix old-school aesthetics with modern fashion.

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Send a free drink to a friend with Japan’s newest coinless vending machines【Video】

We try out the new system at a high-tech digital vending machine in Tokyo.

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J-pop idol group gives us a lesson in iconic Japanese high school girl poses【Video】

Do you know the names of all these Japanese photo poses that have appeared over the years?
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Japanese cat owner’s kitty becomes her iPhone case, fills tech fans and animal lovers with envy

Technically compatible with all smartphone models.

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Super Mario Run runs right into the expected entitlements of unhappy Japanese reviewer

Complaint shows startling lack of knowledge about video game history, but still might be valid.

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