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[February 18, 2013]

1.7 Million Downloaded iPhone/Android App in Japan, "Japanese Translation", Available Now for English Speaking Users Worldwide

TOKYO, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Excite Japan Co., Ltd. announced today that it has launched the English optimized version of Android app "Japanese Translation" for Japanese learning users worldwide.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130218/HK60371 ) "Japanese Translation", which has been downloaded 1.7 million times in Japan, is one of the most popular translation app in the country for its high quality English-Japanese and Japanese-English translation. In addition, user-friendly interface and multiple features specialized for smartphone users are well appreciated.


"We believe that this app will help millions of Japanese learning users in English speaking countries worldwide," said Hideyuki Okada, General Manager of Smartphone Business Department of Excite Japan Co., Ltd. "Japanese Translation is an app to support learning and communicating in Japanese which would lead to better understanding of beautiful Japanese culture." iPhone version of "Japanese Translation" is also available which has been released in late November 2012 and has been downloaded by more than 100,000 users since the launch.

Available Now at Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details id=jp.co.excite.translate Available Now at App Store: http://appstore.com/japanesetranslation [About the App] App Name: Japanese Translation Price: Free Category: Android=Productivity / App Store=Reference Requirements: Android OS2.2+ / iPhone with iOS 5.0+ Google Play URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details id=jp.co.excite.translate App Store URL: http://appstore.com/japanesetranslation * This application uses English-Japanese/Japanese-English translation engines of "The Honyaku Enterprise", authorized by Toshiba Solutions Corporation.

* "The Honyaku Enterprise" is a trademark of Toshiba Solutions Corporation.

About Excite Japan Excite Japan Co., Ltd. was established in 1997 as a joint venture, with Excite Inc. of the U.S. and the ITOCHU Corporation Group as the major shareholders. Thereafter, Excite has pursued an independent strategy in developing its Internet business in Japan. Thus the listing of our stock in November 2004 was the result of the tremendous progress we had made in establishing our business base in Japan. We stared our business from operation of a portal site, and our business model has been focused on services for women. We receive our revenue from advertising in the media business, and from fees for the Internet provide service and the provision of paid contents.

Contacts: Contact Person: Ishikawa/Takahashi (Public Relations Department) Phone Number: +81-3-6450-2732 Email: press@excite.jp SOURCE Excite Japan http://rt.prnewswire.com/rt.gif NewsItemId=HK60371&Transmission_Id=201302181000PR_NEWS_USPR_____HK60371&DateId=20130218

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