Tokyo Rattled by Earthquake

No immediate reports of damage, tsunami after magnitude 5.6 quake TOKYO-A powerful earthquake shook central Tokyo on Monday afternoon, causing the temporary suspension of some bullet trains and the...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 2 comments


Printed, Painted, and Sculpted Kitties – Cats in Japanese Art

Cats are an obsession in modern Japan. Most people have heard of cat cafes by now, but did you know there are cat shrines and even cat tourism? Tama the cat was appointed stationmaster of a Wakaya...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


Top Ten Japanese Instant Noodles 2014

empty body

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


The Intercultural

Week 3 and I have received the first 'Chikoku shoumeisho' (late ticket) of the semester. The ticket says "This shows that the honourable customer's train journey was delayed as indicated on th...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


I, Robot Maker

One of the reasons that people visit Akihabara for is to by Robot Parts.

FEW WOULD DISAGREE THAT Japan is ground zero for robotics. But what's really cool is not Sony's off-the-shelf mechanical mu...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment


Three must-go ANIME stores in Akihabara

Akihabara is the hottest district for fans of Japanese Anime, manga and games. You would definitely encounter Anime-related goods that come into your sight one after another. From the countless Ani...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


Malik Nadeem samtiah

i am a social man

read the original article

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment


Exploring Shueisha (and an Interview with a Manga Editor!)

Recently, I interviewed a manga scriptwriter named Araki Joh, the author of several best selling manga series published by Shueisha, the publishing house behind the Jump line of manga. If you’re no...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


Japan's Cute Army - The New Yorker

Surrounded on all sides by ocean, postwar Japan has long been able to rely upon the United States military for strategic protection. But tense territorial disputes with neighboring countries, the c...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 0 comments


Janne In Osaka: Hanami, Again

From Sweden, but I've been living in Osaka for nine years. I've worked in cognitive science, neuroscience and robotics. I am affiliated with Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, but placed ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 6 months ago | 1 comment

About

Find links to the most interesting articles about contemporary Japanese culture and technology and get your questions about Japan answered directly from Akihabara, Tokyo!


Our categories:

Science & Technology Art & Culture Gadgets Auto & Transportation Anime & Manga Gaijin Lifestyle


Recently registered users: