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Sorry for the lack of news last week! Have your complaints sent to Homeland Security (US)

Dear readers, I am truly sorry if last week I was unable to publish any news on the site, and I would like to, once again, thanks Ike Leus for his help and effort to bring a few things online for us all. So what happened? Well Last wee[...]
Sorry for the lack of news last week! Have your complaints sent to Homeland Security (US)

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Taking a few days off, see you next week!

Hi Gang! Just to tell you that I am taking a few day off, so I won’t have much time to update AkihabaraNews until Sunday/Monday… See you Next Week!
Taking a few days off, see you next week!

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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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The SpacePig is back…

One year ago a thought that I lost my dearest SpacePig Logo forever, but thanks to an incredible combination of luck and a generous friend, I succeed to get back what was, actually, always mine… Anyway, AkihabaraNews enigmatic Lo[...]
The SpacePig is back…

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And we are OFF today!

Yep, here you are another of these Japanese public Holiday that we love to enjoy, so sorry folks, if today we won’t publish much news for you but hey! For once we will do our best in doing absolutely nothing and try to relax! Photo Credit : Benoa-San
And we are OFF today!

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[JOB Opening] Tibanne is hiring NOW!

Let’s start this week by offering you the possibility to find a job in Japan! Indeed Tibanne, a company very close to us since several years is now looking for to hire (very quickly) two staff: PHP Developer – Salary 300k+ Yen / [...]
[JOB Opening] Tibanne is hiring NOW!

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Golden Week Mode ON…

Hi everyone, just to let you know than since last Friday Japan is in “Golden Week” a more than week long national Hiatus, where most companies are taking a break, or a least stop releasing new announcement. Everything should be back to[...]
Golden Week Mode ON…

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Panasonic to axe 17,000 jobs

The Japanese tech giant Panasonic has announced it will cut another 17,000 jobs in addition to the 18,000 job losses sustained by the company during the last business year. The proposed job cuts over the next two years will account for[...]
Panasonic to axe 17,000 jobs

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] Leaving Tokyo Today… See you on Thursday in France

Well it seems that I could book an earlier direct flight tonight ant will land in Paris the seventeen morning at 5AM at CDG… Not sure if you’ve heard, but there has been another explosion at Fukushima, with white smoke arou[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] Leaving Tokyo Today… See you on Thursday in France

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow

Hi everyone, just trying to give you a little update on what’s going on here in Japan, on Akihabara News and what will come next on the website. First of all, I am sure that you are all aware of what’s going on in Japan and what happen[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow
[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!

Dear friends, thank you very much for all your supportive messages, emails and even phone calls. Here in Tokyo, barely 24h after a massive earthquake hit the north of Japan, everything seems to be back to normal. Actually, it seems to [...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!
[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?

5.8, this what we had apparently had in Tokyo… Good lord it was scary… I have been living in Japan since 10 years but never see that in my entire stay here… Holy sh*t ! Update, Sorry guys I may not be able to post a l[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?
[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?

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Asus teases us with a cryptical release announcement

There you have it, the whole annoncement is this picture. So what do we know ? Asus will unveil tomorrow a new EEE PC line, the Sirocco. The rest is pure speculation, no way of knowing anything yet, except that it has a “sandy[...]
Asus teases us with a cryptical release announcement
Asus teases us with a cryptical release announcement

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We have a few questions for you regarding our future! Part 2

Right around New Year we launched a bunch of polls about the possible evolution of the website; today we wish thank you all for your participation. Some results have been surprising, others were to be expected. 46% of the voters (62% o[...]
We have a few questions for you regarding our future! Part 2

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We have a few questions for you regarding our future!

2010 brought a lot of change on Akihabara News and 2011 will bring even more. Indeed we are planning with “Unicorn Kebab” (Akihabara News V6 code name) to bring many changes, and maybe a radically different approach from what we used t[...]
We have a few questions for you regarding our future!

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New Year Break for Akihabara News

New year is coming, and here in Japan it means the country will stop working for a whole week. And so do we. We wish all our readers a Happy New Year, and we’ll see you next week!
New Year Break for Akihabara News
New Year Break for Akihabara News

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We will be off Tomorrow (December 23rd)

Just a friendly reminder, in case you did not notice, Xmas is soon upon us, and tomorrow, December 23rd is a public Holiday in Japan (Emperor’s Birthday), so do not expect much from us until next week. Meanwhile, have a merry Chr[...]
We will be off Tomorrow (December 23rd)

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We are off today! Let’s celebrate Japanese Labor Day!

Let’s celebrate Japanese Labor Day together today and shall we take a break? Anyway most companies are closed today and since I am sick like a dead rotten cow I won’t be able to publish anything today… So see you tomorrow where Jess &a[...]
We are off today!  Let’s celebrate Japanese Labor Day!

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Two New LG Smartphones (Also: New News Conference Format)

LG Electronics today announced a news conference on the 14th of September to unveil two new Optimus smartphones running Android, the One and Chic. The half-hour conference will be open only to media and bloggers, with an exclusive deta[...]
Two New LG Smartphones (Also: New News Conference Format)
Two New LG Smartphones (Also: New News Conference Format)Two New LG Smartphones (Also: New News Conference Format)

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Akihabara News on “Sleep Mode” for Obon

Like every year at the same period of time, Japanese companies are temporarily closing down for a few day in order to Celebrate Obon or the Bon Festival. 
While we may not update as much as usually Akihabara News we will until Monday n[...]
Akihabara News on “Sleep Mode” for Obon

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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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Participate to our survey and Get 50% discount on Kalyhost solutions

Our Partner, Kalyhost, founder by Mark, need your input for future services and development, and decided to offer to anyone participating to this survey a 50% Discount on his company solutions. If you where planning to invest on a unli[...]
Participate to our survey and Get 50% discount on Kalyhost solutions

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