Is this the solution to Japan's glut of empty homes? - FT.com

It was once a treasured family home, but by the time Katsutoshi Arai bought it the house was empty - a rubbish-strewn, fly-infested blight on a small Japanese neighbourhood. "It was overflowin...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 1 comment


Anime and Manga in Tokyos traditional Asakusa area!

Asakusa – this area is known as the must-go sightseeing spot when you come to Tokyo.

But have you ever considered staying there also? And what about mixing up the old Japanese traditional cultu...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 2 months ago | 2 comments


Japan's Hi-Tech Toilets: 2014 Edition!

When we started talking about Japanese homes recently, we remembered that actually, more so than tatami, sliding doors and all that jazz, the things that really get attention worldwide in a Japanes...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 2 months ago | 0 comments


Mizuki Shigeru Road?Mizuki Shigeru Museum

Sakaiminato city, Tottori, serves a gateway to Japan. DBS cruise ferry links Sakaiminato, Donghae (South Korea) and Vladivostok (Russia). The Yonago Airport is only 15-min drive. Please enjoy our w...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 0 comments


Smart Doll by Danny Choo

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Where am I? You are on the Summary Page for Smart Doll - use the rubiks cube menu in the top right corner of this page to navigate around Smart Doll topics or use the cart when you get itchy fing...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 2 months ago | 2 comments


Cool Biz Campaign Heats up - Business Insight - News - NHK WORLD - English

Japanese salarymen are know for their desire to wear full suits to work. While this is fine in winter, it makes offices turn air-conditioning high during the hot and humid Japanese summer. "Co...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 1 comment


Images of Star Wars Reimagined as Gorgeous Ukiyo-e Prints

It’s been roughly 350 years since the advent of Ukiyo-e, and 38 years since the original Star Wars film. Finally someone has brought the two together into an epic space opera that combines distin...

posted by  RamenRyan | 1 year, 2 months ago | 1 comment


Not game over: From Donkey Kong to Pac-Man, 'classic' videogames find new life in Akihabara

Tossed aside as outdated junk by some, old videogames such as Donkey Kong and Pac-Man are now getting a new lease of life in Tokyo's vibrant Akihabara district, as growing numbers of die-hard fans ...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 1 comment


Akihabara unplugged: Tokyo's electric town falls flat

Special report Tokyo's Akihabara district may be fabled the world over as a geek wonderland and a tech writer's dream, but the reality as El Reg found out last weekend is rather different. Step out...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 1 comment


Is One Piece's end in sight? Editor reveals final arc is mapped out, speculates on timetable

18 years after it first appeared in comic form, creator Eiichiro Oda's One Piece is more popular than ever. But while fans might be happy to see the Straw Hat Pirates keep sailing forever, the mang...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 2 months ago | 4 comments

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