Radio Kaikan, an Akihabara’s landmark which was closed in August 2011 and waiting to be deconstructed, got a fallen satellite today. It is a promotion around an Sci-Fi game STEINS;GATE which set in Akihabara. The construction has been reported [J] by many Twitter users. The Radio Kaikan and Steins; Gate collaboration event is held from… Continue reading Satellite Hits An Akihabara Building
AKB360[J], is it a new group derived from popular J-pop girl band AKB48? Consisting of so many as 360 teen girls? Not at all. That’s the name of a web-based virtual metaverse that Akihabara-based web development company DON[J] (pronounced as “De-Oh-En”) has introduced last week, and it focuses on allowing you to experience the town… Continue reading AKB360: Experience The Town On Your Desktop Anywhere
This is slightly off-topic but cool. There are hundreds of language schools in Tokyo, but the Idol Foreign Language Academy, which will open its doors very soon, is certainly unique. The concept of the school is based on having Japanese idols, young and cute girls who are famous to some extent (I am paraphrasing), teach… Continue reading Idol Foreign Language Academy: Now Idols Teach Languages (In Akihabara, Of Course)
Wake up in the morning, commute, work, have a lunch, work again, come back home, take a bath and go asleep – for everyday, for ever. Aren’t you bored with monotonous daily routines? A Tokyo-based company, which states creating stimulus things as its corporate mission, will probably make it happen. Xtone[J] (pronounced as “eks-tone”), a… Continue reading Can “Moe” Catgirl Make Our Lives So Cheerful?
A certain type of brand new film product, which can change a camera built in your cellphone to infrared fluoroscope, is on sale at the e-commerce site of an Akihabara-based detective tool shop, and now it gets an explosive popularity among Korean Internet users. The e-commerce site has an evidence picture that allows you to… Continue reading Japanese-made “Extra” Film Gets High Popularity In S. Korea
On Tuesday, NICT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) held its annual conference providing telecom-related start-ups the opportunity to present their business plans. An audience of more than 200 attended the event in Akihabara. NICT is a governmental venture, incubation, and research organization with a special focus on future telecommunications technology development, and is… Continue reading Telecom Venture Presentations Held By Japan’s Governmental Incubator