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For Grace Huang's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Line built its empire with surprising speed

Feb 28, 2014

Line built its empire with surprising speed

How do you create a ¥1.5 trillion company in an industry that gives its primary product away? Line Corp. did it by getting smartphone users to pay for teddy bear icons and games with cute cookies and wicked witches. The Tokyo-based messaging application has ...

Tokyo is odds-on favorite for games

Sep 3, 2013

Tokyo is odds-on favorite for games

Tokyo is the odds-on favorite to host the 2020 Olympic Games in the days before the winning city is announced, according to bookmakers. According to OddsChecker.com, a website that gathers online gambling data, Tokyo, which last hosted the Olympics in 1964, has 44 percent ...