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Kirby’s Adventure – 1993 Developer Interview shmuplations.com

—How did you come up with the idea for the adorable character of Kirby?
Sakurai: Just after I joined Nintendo, they were accepting game design plans for “a game that anyone could enjoy.” That got me …

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Hayao Miyazaki Prepares to Cast One Last Spell archive.md

“I believe that the tool of an animator is the pencil,” he tells me. (We speak through an interpreter, Yuriko Banno.) Japanese pencils are particularly good, he notes: The graphite is delicate and re…

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Art Student’s 407-Piece Hand-Carved Wooden Clock Literally Writes The Time www.ablogtowatch.com

Suzuki Kango is a 22-year-old senior student in product design from Zao City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, close to Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, where the university is located. After he posted a…

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Tokyo SkyTree Live Webcam

With our friends at Juyoh Hotel we have installed this webcam so you could see the live stream of the beautiful Tokyo SkyTree.

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Tokyo Shibuya Crossing Live Webcam

Tokyo Shibuya Crossing camera is placed over the main crossing area looking downward. You are able to see the main shopping areas and the famous Shibuya Station, the busiest rail in Japan. See the cu…

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How Akihabara went from consumer electronics mecca to capital of ‘Cool Japan’ japantoday.com

Akihabara has changed a great deal in the last 25 years. Back in the early '90s, when Japanese electronics makers dominated the world and the bubble economy had yet to pop, every other store was sell…

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Tokyo cops crack down on 5 Akihabara maid cafes for operating without licenses www.tokyoreporter.com

Over the past few months, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have been busting maid cafes in Chiyoda Ward for operating without licenses, reports the Asahi Shimbun (May 20).

According to police, five such caf…

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How a Japanese Company Cut 80% of the Time Needed to Manually Count Pearls countthings.com

Since Eiko Pearl was established in 1963 in Mie, they have been operating as a specialized pearl trading company. They have managed to adapt to changing times and have delivered pearls all over the w…

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Homeless woman lived in man's closet for year www.nbcnews.com

A homeless woman who sneaked into a man’s house and lived undetected in his closet for a year was arrested in Japan after he became suspicious when food mysteriously began disappearing.

Police found …

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New Museum to Add to the Nintendo Legend akihabaranews.com

Nintendo, Japan’s largest video game company, is set to open its Nintendo Gallery Museum in Kyoto by 2024, the firm has announced.

The gaming giant has revealed its plan to repurpose an old factory i…

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