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 | 1 year ago | 4 comments

This New Pokémon Card Shop Is Claiming To Be the Largest in the World

Tokyo‘s Akihabara district is now reportedly home to the largest Pokémon card store in the world. The Pokémon Card Specialty Shop Hareyua 2 first opened this summer and claims to not only have the bi…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 week, 2 days ago | 0 comments

Art Student’s 407-Piece Hand-Carved Wooden Clock Literally Writes The Time

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…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 week, 4 days ago | 0 comments

Farming on the Moon

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is set to link up with several public and private sector organizations to launch research and on creating sustainable food sources on the Moon.

Space Foodsph…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month ago | 0 comments

Prominent Akihabara game centre Adores Building 2 is closing forever

Closing forever on Wednesday June 30, Adores Akihabara Building 2 is the recognisably bright red building that sits next to Akihabara Station. The first two floors of the building make up the arcade …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months ago | 0 comments

Japan Post Deliveries from the Sky

Japan Post is joining forces with Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory (ACSL), a domestic drone manufacturer, to start delivering mail by air.

Japan Post Group announced its plans to collaborate wit…

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Spotlight: The Story of Japan’s Schindler, Chiune Sugihara

Sugihara was born in the rural town of Mino in Gifu Prefecture on the first day of the 20th century. He spent his early years living with his family in a borrowed temple. As a youngster he dreamed ab…

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With Japan Closed To Tourists, Empty Buildings In Akihabara Are Increasing

With Tokyo still under state of emergency orders due to covid-19 and the country closed to tourists, businesses relying on visitors have been hit especially hard by the pandemic.

As John Daub from th…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

New Museum to Add to the Nintendo Legend

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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Japanese bookstore simulator translated into English after 24 years

Usually, a Google Sheet is the site of bureaucratic misery and numbing digits; the exact sort of place you wouldn’t want to find yourself on a weekend night. Yet there I was: five hundred rows deep, …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Homeless woman lived in man's closet for year

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 …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


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