Sunday Jul 20
Asia News Network
TOKYO: Smartphone game makers seek profits elsewhere
Three major creators of smartphone games-DeNA Co., Gree Inc. and Mixi Inc.-are rapidly diversifying their operations, as their revenue from games has peaked and they seek to escape their dependence on that market.
Nikkei gains after shrugging off BOJ tankan; China PMI lifts mood
Big Japanese manufacturers' business sentiment worsened in the three months to June but is poised to improve in the following quarter, the central bank survey showed.
The Japan Times
Hack your way into a computerized cocktail
While some bars have live music to bring in customers, newly opened Hackers Bar in Tokyo's Roppongi district holds live computer coding events to bring in the programmers.
Asia Stocks to Watch: What's up with Japan's Facebook?
In Japan, there's a new breed of stock. They're small and volatile - maybe closer to something you'd find on Pink Sheets rather than the NYSE - but they're a very big deal.