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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.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 months ago | 4 comments


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Telephoto fear: Japanese photojournalist shows how lenses affect views of crowds amid virus mainichi.jp

One photography-specific term that has been flying around since the coronavirus pandemic took hold is "compression effect," also called "lens compression." In short, lens compression occurs when a te…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 48 minutes ago | 0 comments


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Akiyoshi's illusion pages www.ritsumei.ac.jp

A collection of visual illusions from Akiyoshi KITAOKA, Professor, Psychology, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka, Japan

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 week, 5 days ago | 0 comments


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Adult entertainment guidance center appears in Akihabara; some worry neighborhood is changing japantoday.com

With its hot pink sign and gigantic font, the storefront does a remarkable job of standing out, yet at the same time doesn’t seem to want anyone to be able to see inside from the street. The reason f…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 weeks ago | 0 comments


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Ghibli Rebooted: Studio Goes 3D for New Movie “Earwig and the Witch” www.nippon.com

Studio Ghibli will soon release Earwig and the Witch, a new venture into 3D CG animation, that will make its debut on Japanese television. While Miyazaki Hayao works on what is likely to be his last …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 weeks, 1 day ago | 0 comments


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World’s Fastest Electric Car akihabaranews.com

Osaka-based Aspark Co. has developed what it calls the “the fastest accelerating car in the world,” which can go from from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds.

The Aspark Owl, which the company also declares…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments


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Mile-Long Wooden Xylophone Plays Bach in Japanese Forest dornob.com

While music and design may not seem to go hand in hand at first glance, a giant mile-long xylophone certainly fits the bill for both. After all, it’s likely the only instrument on the planet that can…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 1 week ago | 0 comments


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Honda Has Beaten Everyone To Level 3 Autonomy carbuzz.com

Autonomous driving technology has proven to be a lot more difficult to bring to market than any of the major automakers seemed to have planned for. Mercedes-Benz is no longer pursuing the tech, a sel…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


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This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises. www.nytimes.com

Japan is an old-business superpower. The country is home to more than 33,000 with at least 100 years of history — over 40 percent of the world’s total, according to a study by the Tokyo-based Researc…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


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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…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 0 comments


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Osaka Reaches for the Skies akihabaranews.com

Osaka Prefecture has launched a new organization with the objective of establishing commercial flying car services by 2023.

Launched in an event held on the 17th, the new group goes by an unwieldy na…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments

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