So, you’re going to Japan, huh? Fantastic. You might have some questions. Hopefully, I’ll have some answers.
There's no place more fitting for an official Gundam Cafe than in Tokyo's Akihabara district. Sadly Japanese maids don't draw hearts in syrup over your pancakes or put "love spells" on you like at Maid Cafes...but there are Gundam biscuits!
Google's dutiful camera vans have finished canvassing Tokyo, which means today you can now tour some of the world's most geek-friendly real estate in "electric town" Akihabara without the 14 hour plane flight. The folks at Mars Mag have put together a tour of some of their favorite Linux Maid Cafes, Dream PC builders,…
Even if you don't speak a word of Japanese, there's a lot of intensity and information to be had in this newscast of the tragic Akihabara killings last Sunday. I'd just offer up a word of warning before you hit play, as there's graphic material found throughout the clip.
A 25-year-old man who went berserk in Tokyo—killing seven people and wounding at least 11 others—told police, "I came to Akihabara to kill people... I am tired of the world," according to Reuters and other news stories now hitting the wires.
We all knew Japan loves running Hentai games on Vista, so it's no wonder that stores selling Microsoft's newest OS are advertising to the same market.
I'm in Tokyo, and I've been avoiding gadgets. After all, I'm supposed to be on vacation. But today Lisa took me to Akiba, and I ended up running through a dozen stores, groping over 50 handsets. I've written about some, like the incredibly simple Wilcom R9, glowing Sony Ericsson w43s and walkman-like w42s. But…