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Apple rolls out iPhone screen protector installation service in Japan
Apple store employees are now allowed to install screen protectors on customers’ iPhones using special tools and supplies from Belkin.
| February 5
Square Enix unveils a cloud-streaming version of Final Fantasy XIII
Final Fantasy XIII has launched on the App Store, but not in the way we might have expected.
| April 10
Apple building technological research center in Japan
Apple's newest research facility in Yokohama, Japan will start construction sometime this year and will look out of this world.
| March 25
Apple's smartphone market share in Asia boosted by iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The handsets have contributed greatly to increasing Apple’s smartphone market share in China, Japan, and, most notably, South Korea.
| January 21
Check out what's inside Apple's 'Lucky Bags' in Japan this year
Apple has begun handing out “Lucky Bags” at its stores in Japan in observance of its annual New Year's retail tradition in the country.
| January 2
Apple's Japanese website encourages iOS and Mac users to 'Start Something New'
Apple has just launched a new ad campaign that appears to be exclusive to its official website in Japan.
| December 29
Apple to once again offer 'Lucky Bags' in celebration of the new year in Japan
Apple has just announced that its annual New Year’s retail store promotion in Japan has been scheduled for Jan. 2, 2015.
| December 27
Updated: Apple to build huge R&D center in Japan, says Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
The facility will be similar in size and scope to Apple's largest R&D centers in Asia, according to Abe.
| December 9
Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten acquires Ebates cash-back site for $1 billion
Rakuten has signed a deal to acquire Ebates for $1 billion in cash.
| September 9
Square Enix invites players to 'Dive In' to its new mobile game streaming service
Square Enix has introduced a new mobile streaming service called Dive In.
| September 9
Apple's iTunes Pass launches in the United States and Australia
Apple's iTunes Pass is in the process of rolling out internationally.
| July 17
Apple introduces 'iTunes Pass' in Japan, lets customers top-up iTunes credit using Passbook
Apple has debuted its new Passbook-powered "iTunes Pass" service in Japan.
| July 15
AppAdvice International: iOS Device Launches, App Stores, Market Share And More
Apple launched its new iPod touch overseas, South Korea complained about Apple's App Store, and more happened this past week.
| July 8
Apple Begins Selling Unlocked iPad Air, iPad mini Models In Japan
Apple is now offering customers unlocked cellular iPad Air and iPad mini models in Japan.
| July 4
AppAdvice International: Apple Brings New Stores To Japan, China
This week, we're looking at Apple's new store in Tokyo and its upcoming store in Chongqing, China.
| June 17
Apple Holds Grand Opening Of Its Omotesando Store With Retail Head Angela Ahrendts
Apple has just held the grand opening of its newest retail store in Japan, located in Omotesando, Tokyo.
| June 13
Apple Takes Us Behind The Scenes Of Its Soon-To-Open Store In Omotesando, Tokyo
Apple has just posted a new video showing its preparations for the grand opening of its new retail store in Omotesando, Tokyo.
| June 12
Square Enix Unveils Final Fantasy VII G-Bike: Launching On iOS This Fall
Final Fantasy VII is coming to the App Store, albeit not in the form we were expecting.
| June 11
Apple's Omotesando Tokyo Retail Store Is Opening Its Doors On June 13
Japan is set to get another Apple Retail Store this coming Friday.
| June 10
AppAdvice International: Apple Maps For China, Eco-Efforts In Japan
This week, we're looking at an interesting WWDC announcement for China and an upcoming retail store in Japan.
| June 3
Apple's Eco Efforts Continue With Leaf Curtain In Its Upcoming Japan Store
Apple's upcoming Japan retail store really is going green.
| May 30
Apple's iPad Launching On NTT DoCoMo, Japan's Largest Mobile Carrier, On June 10
Apple's iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display will be available on the DoCoMo network beginning on June 10.
| May 28
AppAdvice International: iPad Trade-Ins, Italy's IAPs, Market Share In Japan
This week we're discussing Apple's recently expanded iPad trade-in program, Italy's dislike of mobile IAPs, and Japan's smartphone market.
| May 20