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Kakao readies Japan push with music and game content

South Korean app company chasing after rival Line

Kakao is best known for its messaging app. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

JINCHEON, South Korea -- Free-call app provider Kakao will focus on Japan this year, expanding its content in the country to include music and game distribution, Chief Strategy Officer Park Sung-hoon has told The Nikkei.

The South Korean internet service company, known for the Kakao Talk app, currently offers manga comic content on its Piccoma app in Japan. A separate app will be launched to provide music and games. Kakao will consider investments and acquisitions to bolster its content business in Japan, Park said.

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