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Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
A bi-monthly, focused look at the tourism sector in Japan, by Terrie Lloyd, a long-term technology and media entrepreneur living in Japan. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present this learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
Lifesize Gundam Fake-Protects Tokyo: Awesome and Actually Semi-Robotic (GALLERY)
If you find yourself in Tokyo with even a tiny bit of robolust in your veins, we strongly recommend that you pilgrim on out to Odaiba to marvel at the full-scale RX-78-2 Gundam standing guard over Tokyo Bay. Anime fan or not, this is an undeniably impressive installation.
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Nezu-Jingja Shrine (4K VIDEO)
According to the temple’s history, the Nezu Temple or Nezu-Jinha Shrine was founded 1900 years ago by the legendary priest Yamato Takeru no Mikoto in Sendagi (Near Nippori). It was only during the Edo era that the temple was relocated to its current location.
Tokyo Marathon Brings out the Cosplayers (SFW GALLERY)
It comes as no surprise then that the subculture-gone-mainstream finds purchase in a 36,000-strong public sporting event. All we really have to say about that is: “WELL DONE! BRAVO! YOU ALL LOOKED FABULOUS!”
TokyoStreetView: Tokyo Daiba to Shimbashi on the Yurikamome Line (4K VIDEO)
We did not expect to receive a request to post a non-lapsed, realtime version of our Yurikamome Hyperlapse, but we did, and here it is. Enjoy the unaltered, 15-minute long 4K Video of the ride on the Yurikamome line from Daiba Station to Shimbashi Station on the privately owned and operated Yurikamome commuter line.

TokyoStreetView - February 16, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Roppongi Hills (4K VIDEO)
Aside from its rather unpleasant history, Roppongi Hills is famous for its shopping areas, large selection of nice restaurants, and its large esplanade where companies organize events all year long. It offers a stunning panoramic view of Tokyo from either its rooftop, the Sky Deck, or from the 52nd floor of the building.
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
A bi-weekly focused look at the tourism sector in Japan, by Terrie Lloyd, a long-term technology and media entrepreneur living in Japan. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present this learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:
NOW AVAILABLE: Sushi Socks Volume 2!
We are afforded the otakutastic luxury of slinging sushi socks for our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode - which is way better than slinging Farmville or erectile dysfunction pills or linkbait A, B, or C, right? Absolutely right - these are high-quality products made right here in Japan of...high-quality sock parts! Check out Volume 2:
Tokyo Police Use Ninja Skills to End 8-Hour Standoff
We can’t definitively report that the Tokyo Police employ actual ninjas per se - but, this did happen in the capital of Ninja Land, and it does shows two undeniably badass Tokyo cops rappelling from the roof and bursting into a 14th-floor high-rise apartment.
Domino's Japan Offers Heart-Shaped Happy Valentine Pizza & "Kabedon" Service
Domino's Pizza Japan is going to sell a heart-shaped "Happy Valentine Pizza" from February 12 to 15, but that's not all: they're also offering a coupon-based "Kabedon" romance service!

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