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The 5th annual AKB48 “General Election” ended with a huge surprise – Rino Sashihara shot to the #1 ranking among more than 300 girls in the idol group

On June 8, 2013, the “AKB48 General Election” took place in Nissan Stadium in Yokohama, Japan. This was the 5th year of the election and was broadcast live for 4 hours on national TV. For the top 16 ranked girls, there is a[...]
The 5th annual AKB48 “General Election” ended with a huge surprise – Rino Sashihara shot to the #1 ranking among more than 300 girls in the idol group
The 5th annual AKB48 “General Election” ended with a huge surprise – Rino Sashihara shot to the #1 ranking among more than 300 girls in the idol groupThe 5th annual AKB48 “General Election” ended with a huge surprise – Rino Sashihara shot to the #1 ranking among more than 300 girls in the idol groupThe 5th annual AKB48 “General Election” ended with a huge surprise – Rino Sashihara shot to the #1 ranking among more than 300 girls in the idol groupThe 5th annual AKB48 “General Election” ended with a huge surprise – Rino Sashihara shot to the #1 ranking among more than 300 girls in the idol groupThe 5th annual AKB48 “General Election” ended with a huge surprise – Rino Sashihara shot to the #1 ranking among more than 300 girls in the idol group

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AkihabaraNews is yours! Get a chance to share what you like!

I would like to start a small experiment with you all! As you know I am having been writing since 2002 for AkihabaraNews and I have to admit that I would love to see some “change” here and bring something different for all of us and ma[...]
AkihabaraNews is yours! Get a chance to share what you like!

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Polimaster’s PM1208M Wrist Gamma Indicator the latest Fashion at Akihabara

If I am telling you that Geiger counters are selling like hotcake in Japan I am sure you will believe me. Now what’s new is that Polimaster’s PM1208M Geiger counter wristwatch is Akihabara’s latest Hosteller and fashion! Sure I could n[...]
Polimaster’s PM1208M Wrist Gamma Indicator the latest Fashion at Akihabara

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Bandai to Open a Tamashii Showroom in Akihabara Station

The Japanese manufacturer Bandai is going to open this Saturday its first showroom within Akihabara JR Station. This Showroom will display the company latest figurine and products that are usually only available via their Tamashii Webs[...]
Bandai to Open a Tamashii Showroom in Akihabara Station
Bandai to Open a Tamashii Showroom in Akihabara Station

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Gundam Beam Saber Chopsticks Now On Sale

Premium Bandai is selling a limited edition run of their Gundam Beam Saber chopsticks on their Premium Bandai website. These chopsticks – reminiscent of those lightsaber chopsticks sold here – used to be only sold at the Gu[...]
Gundam Beam Saber Chopsticks Now On Sale
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Akihabara Street Pedestrian Safe Haven to Resume

On Sunday, June 8, two and a half years ago, Japan stared in shock at the sight of an indiscriminate massacre in an Akihabara intersection: the streets were closed to traffic, a 35-year-old Sundays-and-holidays tradition known in Japan[...]
Akihabara Street Pedestrian Safe Haven to Resume

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T-Zone, one of Akihabara most famous store goes under

Akihabara district is day by day loosing its best Computer & Electronic Stores, and since November 29, T-Zone, one of the Store I often went and buying part for my DIY PCs (Desktops, HTPC, Office Working Station), announced that th[...]
T-Zone, one of Akihabara most famous store goes under

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New Mouse Computer Gaming PC

Mouse Computer have announced the release of a new computer in their G-Tune line of gaming rigs with the NEXTGEAR i300BB3-MH, a NVIDIA GeForce GST450-toting Windows 7 Home Premium machine with an Intel Core i7-870 processor, 4GB of RAM[...]
New Mouse Computer Gaming PC
New Mouse Computer Gaming PC

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Malware on AkihabaraNews… What happened?

First of all we are really sorry for what happened over the last 12h… So what happened? If yesterday you tried to access AkihabaraNews via FireFox, Chrome or Safari you may have been “welcomed” with something like this below : No[...]
Malware on AkihabaraNews… What happened?

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Welcome to Akihabara News V5.5 a.k.a “Access Denied”

I know, I know I promised you a new and refresh version of Akihabara News V5 design a few months ago and actually we were supposed to launch the V5.5 a.k.a “Access Denied” earlier this May, but due to some urgent work that required our[...]
Welcome to Akihabara News V5.5 a.k.a “Access Denied”

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Let’s Visit Tokyo – Akihabara

Well, well well… I am not sure I have to introduce the Akihabara district to Akihabara News reader, however, if you are coming to our website for the very first time, you have to know that Akihabara is Japan biggest “Electronic” Town, [...]
Let’s Visit Tokyo – Akihabara
Let’s Visit Tokyo – AkihabaraLet’s Visit Tokyo – AkihabaraLet’s Visit Tokyo – AkihabaraLet’s Visit Tokyo – AkihabaraLet’s Visit Tokyo – Akihabara

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Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!

Schedule to open this Saturday in Japan (April 24), Bandai First Gundam Café in Akihabara opened its doors for a selected few journalist in Japan, and guess what, we had the honor to be invited and visit this café for you lucky readers[...]
Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!
Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!Bandai Open its first Gundam Café in Akihabara… And we tested it!

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Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!

Tsutenkaku Robo is the robotic Mascot of Nipponbashi the equivalent of Akihabara in Osaka and shape on the image of the Tsutenkaku Tower over there, and to promote its beloved electric town, Tsutenkaku and its creators decided to visit[...]
Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!
Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!Tsutenkaku Robo from Osaka travel to Tokyo and Akihabara!

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Welcome to Akihabara News V5.1 aka ROLF (Code Name)

Just to give you a little update on Akihabara News website development. 3 months after the launch of Akihabara News V5 aka WTF, this weekend we rolled-out the final touch of Akihabara News V5.1 aka ROLF. ROLF includes 18 different litt[...]
Welcome to Akihabara News V5.1 aka ROLF (Code Name)

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Let’s Visit Tokyo – Okachimachi

Stuck between Akihabara and Ueno Station, I discovered Okachimachi a long time ago thanks to Sanyo Japan. Yep, in order to visit Sanyo HQ you have to stop at Okachimachi Station and pass by one of the most interesting places to visit i[...]
Let’s Visit Tokyo – Okachimachi
Let’s Visit Tokyo – OkachimachiLet’s Visit Tokyo – OkachimachiLet’s Visit Tokyo – OkachimachiLet’s Visit Tokyo – OkachimachiLet’s Visit Tokyo – Okachimachi

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TwitterFeed and Twitter Problems on AkihabaraNews and NihonCar

Last week an Idiot succeed to damage our SQL database on NihonCar.com and we had then been obliged to change some of our passwords… Including our Twitter On… In the rush last Friday, we completely forgot about the TwitterFeed, hence no[...]
TwitterFeed and Twitter Problems on AkihabaraNews and NihonCar

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[JAM 09] The Art of Kami-Shibai is Not DEAD!

Kami-shibai, or story telling with colorful pictures, is not dead! And as you can see our kami-shibai sensei was quite… enthusiastic… Personally I think it’s really something awesome for kids and something my daughter may enjoy when she gets older.
[JAM 09]  The Art of Kami-Shibai is Not DEAD!
[JAM 09]  The Art of Kami-Shibai is Not DEAD![JAM 09]  The Art of Kami-Shibai is Not DEAD!

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[JAM 09] Keroro Mania !!!!!

A Sergent Keroro Fan? We have everything you want to see concerning this character, from a traditional Japanese kite, sensu, to a chouchin…
[JAM 09]  Keroro Mania !!!!!
[JAM 09]  Keroro Mania !!!!![JAM 09]  Keroro Mania !!!!![JAM 09]  Keroro Mania !!!!![JAM 09]  Keroro Mania !!!!![JAM 09]  Keroro Mania !!!!!

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[JAM 09] Get Your Favorite Anime on a T-Shirt Now!

Unfortunately only available in Japan, but with the possibility of getting them overseas soon, here’s are a selection of the best T-shirts and posters of your favorite anime designed by some famous and not so famous Japanese arti[...]
[JAM 09] Get Your Favorite Anime on a T-Shirt Now!
[JAM 09] Get Your Favorite Anime on a T-Shirt Now![JAM 09] Get Your Favorite Anime on a T-Shirt Now![JAM 09] Get Your Favorite Anime on a T-Shirt Now![JAM 09] Get Your Favorite Anime on a T-Shirt Now![JAM 09] Get Your Favorite Anime on a T-Shirt Now!

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[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods

Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo is a Sendai based company that makes traditional Japanese lacquered goods. Today they attended JAM09 to show us their talent when it comes to mixing both traditional craftsmanship and animation… I especially l[...]
[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods
[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods[JAM 09] Touhoku Kougei Seisakujyo, Tezuka Animation Lacquered Goods

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[JAM 09] When Traditional Craftworks Meet Animation – Malibu Design

This morning the Japan Animation Collaboration Market (JAM) was held at Akihabara. It’s a unique event where companies and artist working on Japanese animation goods can show off their skill. Today we stumbled upon Fujita Manabu,[...]
[JAM 09] When Traditional Craftworks Meet Animation – Malibu Design
[JAM 09] When Traditional Craftworks Meet Animation – Malibu Design[JAM 09] When Traditional Craftworks Meet Animation – Malibu Design[JAM 09] When Traditional Craftworks Meet Animation – Malibu Design

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[CEATEC 09- Live] Workers Working…

Since Kei’s Vaio is dying under our working load… He’s trying to open 116 photos at once on PhotoShop on a Vaio TZ11 (LOL), I decided to shoot some pictures of us working…
[CEATEC 09- Live] Workers Working…
[CEATEC 09- Live] Workers Working…[CEATEC 09- Live] Workers Working…[CEATEC 09- Live] Workers Working…[CEATEC 09- Live] Workers Working…

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