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Chinese mobile games gain following in Japan with local flair

Three titles crack top 10, drawing on Tokyo talent and pop culture

A Genshin Impact ad spotted on a train in the Tokyo metropolitan area. (Photo by Shuhei Yamada)

TOKYO -- Ask a mobile gamer in Japan to name popular titles, and the list is likely to include games with a homegrown touch that actually come from China.

Japan is a hub of major video game companies. And while players here have traditionally stuck to domestic titles, Chinese games are making inroads.

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