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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Experience the real and virtual Akihabara japantoday.com

This tour is a combined real and virtual tour, so it is being branded as a “hybrid experience.”

To put it simply, participants will move around Akihabara physically, but they will experience each of …

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Mozu Studios creates impressive tiny rooms full of details www.designboom.com

led by a young japanese artist, mozu studios creates incredible tiny rooms that are full of details. the initiative started as a class project where mozu did a tiny replica of his own room which took…

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

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…

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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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Farming on the Moon akihabaranews.com

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…

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Prominent Akihabara game centre Adores Building 2 is closing forever www.timeout.com

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 …

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Japan Post Deliveries from the Sky akihabaranews.com

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 www.tokyoweekender.com

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 www.kotaku.com.au

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…

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