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 | 11 months ago | 4 comments


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 …

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


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…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


New Museum to Add to the Nintendo Legend akihabaranews.com

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 rhizome.org

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 | 1 month, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Homeless woman lived in man's closet for year www.nbcnews.com

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 …

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How a Japanese Company Cut 80% of the Time Needed to Manually Count Pearls countthings.com

Since Eiko Pearl was established in 1963 in Mie, they have been operating as a specialized pearl trading company. They have managed to adapt to changing times and have delivered pearls all over the w…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments


Tokyo cops crack down on 5 Akihabara maid cafes for operating without licenses www.tokyoreporter.com

Over the past few months, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have been busting maid cafes in Chiyoda Ward for operating without licenses, reports the Asahi Shimbun (May 20).

According to police, five such caf…

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Disrupting Business Media Podcast akihabaranews.com

In the fifth episode of the Japan Startup Megaphone podcast, we spoke with our dai-senpai in this field, Tim Romero, a Tokyo-based author and entrepreneur best known for his Disrupting Japan podcast.…

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