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My recap of the 2016 3D printing exhibition in Tokyo - Aniwaa www.aniwaa.com

This article is written by Pierre-Antoine, co-founder of Aniwaa and post-doctorate researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology ( ) on the topic of 3D printed interfaces for virtual reality applicatio…

posted by  Yubi | 7 years, 8 months ago | 0 comments


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From Japan, With Changes: The Endless Debate Over Video Game 'Censorship' kotaku.com

One of Nintendo's biggest releases in 2015 is the sprawling 100-hour adventure Xenoblade Chronicles X, released earlier this year in Japan. It's great-looking and fun. That's not in dispute. The most…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 years, 8 months ago | 0 comments


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Akihabara Shops 15

Its that time of the month again where we take a lookie around the holy land - Akihabara - the one stop for all your electronic and anime/manga needs. Today's post includes photos taken at Super Pota…

posted by  Yubi | 7 years, 8 months ago | 0 comments


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Tokyo home by Fujiilab comprises cluster of protruding white boxes www.dezeen.com

The staggered stack of boxes that form this family home in central Tokyo contain a set of spiralling, interconnected rooms.

The house was designed for Daisuke Ibano, a member of the team at local arc…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 years ago | 0 comments


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Takayama: A Weekend Getaway with Old Towns and Morning Markets tokyocheapo.com

Takayama is a castle town high up in the mountains of Gifu prefecture (4-5 hours from Tokyo), overflowing with traditional charm and busy streets waiting to be explored. Renowned for morning markets,…

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More Tax Concessions for Tourists www3.nhk.or.jp

The Japanese government is looking for ways to get foreign tourists to spend more money while visiting the country. Tourists are not spending as much as they used to.

Government sources say officials…

posted by  Yubi | 6 years, 2 months ago | 0 comments


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Cheap Travel To Narita Airport tokyocheapo.com

For newcomers to Tokyo, it can come as quite a surprise that Tokyo’s main international gateway—Narita Airport—is not really very close to Tokyo at all. In fact, it’s so rural and remote that the vie…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 10 months ago | 0 comments


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Fukushima earthquake: Japan hit by 6.2-magnitude tremor www.independent.co.uk

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit off Fukushima in Japan.

It was also felt in the capital Tokyo, some 250km away.

The epicentre of the earthquake, which struck at 7.23pm local time, was off the coas…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years, 6 months ago | 0 comments


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Toyota, Aichi Prefecture travel.gaijinpot.com

As you could probably guess, Toyota City in Aichi Prefecture is named after the famous motor company of the same name.
Hours: 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays6-2-1 Nishimachi, Toyota, Aichi 471-0…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 4 years, 5 months ago | 0 comments


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Pop-up pavilions for kissing and "dangerous play" draw attention to rules of privately-owned public spaces www.dezeen.com

Tato Architects and Dot Architects are among six studios that created pop-up pavilions at the Kyoto Art Center to examine the various prohibitions that apply to privately-owned public spaces in Japan…

posted by  AkihabaraBot | 4 years, 5 months ago | 0 comments

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