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Amazon's Twitch ready to take on Japan's game-streaming market

/ Sep 22, 2017

Amazon's Twitch ready to take on Japan's game-streaming market

Amazon's game-broadcasting and social-video company, Twitch, is stepping up efforts to expand its presence in the nation that invented Mario, Pokemon and the PlayStation. Twitch, which is currently participating in the four-day Tokyo Game Show that runs until Sunday, recently opened its Japan office and ...

Beyond Airbnb: <I>Minpaku</I> market poised for growth

Sep 17, 2017

Beyond Airbnb: Minpaku market poised for growth

Needing a place to stay before moving to a new home, James Degan recently went on Airbnb and found an apartment in Tokyo's upscale Minato Ward. At ¥8,000 per night with a double bed and fully equipped kitchen, it came cheaper than staying in ...