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Gundam’s replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba


Gundam’s upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo’s Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a new tourist attraction ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The towering, full-scale 19.7-meter Unicorn Gundam replaces the previous model, which was removed in March. “I …

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Animate Store in Akihabara all Your Needs


Japan’s largest retail chain for anime goods, Animate, will be celebrating its 30th anniversary this July, 2016. The rising number of female fans has spurred the anime industry in recent years to rapidly expand and orient itself to become female-friendly, in terms of both content and consumer experience. Animate was able …

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All for just 10 bucks at this Tokyo restaurant


If you’re hungry, strapped for cash and indecisive, this Akihabara restaurant is for you. Few places in Tokyo are better equipped to separate you from your money than Akihabara. The neighborhood is block after block of stores selling electronics, anime merchandise, and Japanese souvenirs, with wares being at a variety of prices that can drain budgets …

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Kowloon Walled City Rebuilt in Japan


If you don’t know anything about Kowloon Walled City (九龍城寨) then have a read of my earlier posts where I looked at what it was (a lawless area of Hong Kong) and what it is today 20 years later (now redeveloped as a park). It’s a fascinating story which was confined to the pages of history until recently when …

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Magic The Gathering stores in akiba


It’s getting harder and harder to find the time to visit new MTG stores in Japan, but when I do find the time you can be sure I’ll be updating my list. A few weekends ago I found myself in Tokyo with my wife to do some shopping and had …

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“Why Japan has so many vending machines”


Some of the reasons Japan loves vending machines have nothing to do with an aging society of love of robots. Video series Vox Borders recently came to Tokyo, taking a look at aspects of everyday life in Japan. Something that caught host Johnny Harris’ eye, as with many new arrivals …

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New “Sugoi Kawaii” maid cafe in Akihabara!


As long as you fill certain requirements, you too can be a maid in Japan. With a tagline that reads, “Of the GAIJIN! By the GAIJIN!! For the GAIJIN!!!”, it’s easy to understand what Akihabara’s newest maid cafe is all about, once you find out that the word “gaijin” means …

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Experience Attack on Titan on a planetarium screenings this summer

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Experience the terror of the Colossal Titan from Shingeki no Kyojin ( Attack on Titan ) at the Konica Minolta Planetarium Tenkuu (Oshiage) and Planetarium Manten (Ikebukuro) through the epic collaboration “Shingeki no Kyojin In The Dome: Heishi-tachi no Hoshizora” (Attack on Titan In The Dome: The Starry Sky of …

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Tokyo Ghost Stations – Manseibashi


Tokyo is world famous for its extensive network of trains, bullet trains, subways, street cars, trams and trolley buses. You can’t walk far in Tokyo without finding some sort of public transport on rails. Considering that Tokyo has been nearly destroyed several times over in the last couple of centuries …

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e☆earphone: A Virtual Theme Park of Earphones and Headphones


Do you know that? If you bought a new earphone & headphones…you listened the sound quality of the music that you usually listen to…is totally different. Only e☆earphone could do as for the speciality in earphone & headphone. It is e☆earphone Akihabara store” We have more than approximately 3,000 kinds …

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