Kirby’s Adventure – 1993 Developer Interview

—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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Japan's Paper Culture

With Japan’s rich traditions in paper, it’s no wonder that paper is such a big part of Japanese culture. The development of washi-making techniques from families that have made paper for generations …

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Kanazawa’s Empty Spaces

Japan’s secondary cities are facing population loss to the ever-expanding megacities of Tokyo and Osaka, and abandoned structures throughout the smaller cities’ domestic cores attest to this de-densi…

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Hayao Miyazaki Prepares to Cast One Last Spell

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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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