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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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Bomb squad called in to remove suspicious object in Akihabara


Dramatic scenes were captured on film today as specialist teams and truckloads of equipment were sent to the busy station in Tokyo. At 11:00 a.m. this morning, a busy station entrance at JR Akihabara Station was cordoned off by police as specialist teams were called to the scene to deal with …

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Tokyo indoor anime theme park with cosplay rental service


There’s no easier or more appropriate place to cosplay as some of the greatest heroes of the anime and manga world. While it can’t rival Tokyo Disneyland in size, indoor amusement park J-World Tokyo attracts plenty of anime enthusiasts and pop culture fans, thanks to its attractions based on the …

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A Tokyo Parking Garage For Geeked-Out Cars


“Itasha” are decal-covered nerdmobiles. One Tokyo garage might be the best place in Japan to spot them. That, or you know, just walking around the streets of Akihabara. Whichever! Akihabara UDX is a 15-story building in Tokyo’s anime and gaming epicenter of Akihabara. UDX is filled with shops, restaurants, offices, …

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