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Editor - February 09, 2015

For those who want to spend good Valentine's Day but cannot afford for fancy dinner, how about something fun and sweet like going to eat a chocolate ramen dish? The soup contains 1.5 bars of chocolate!
TokyoStreetView: Gifu Shirakawa-Go, Ogimachi; Winter Part I (4K VIDEO)
Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Shirakawa-Go is one of the hottest tourist spots in Japan, and definite mus-see. Located in the remote mountains of Gifu prefecture, Shirakawa-Go is famous for its traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses with some as old as 250 years.

Reno J. Tibke - February 02, 2015

 SCENE IN TOKYO: Squid Snacks in Shinjuku!
Japanese food is pretty great, but when it comes to the epic range of water-dwelling animals that are consumed and their methods of preparation, non-Japanese can quickly come to the realization that, beyond novelty and stunt-eating for fun, things can get a little bit goofy, if not unsettling.
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com
Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

TokyoStreetView - February 02, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Ueno Park Part II (4K VIDEO)
Massive...this is how we could best describe the sheer size (534,000m2) and the many attractions to be found in this park. Established in 1873, Ueno Park is among Japan’s first public parks and home to several major museums, a number of temples, and even a zoo!
BREAKING NEWS: AkihabaraNews Embraces Sushi Socks Economics
We are afforded the geektastic luxury of slinging sushi socks for our friends at Tokyo Otaku Mode - which is way better than slinging Farmville or boner 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!
Lotteria has released a shrimp burger called "Kappa Ebisen Burger", which is made in collaboration with Calbee's shrimp-flavord "Kappa Ebisen" chips. Based on the special burger, Calbee is going to release "Lotteria's Kappa Ebisen Burger-flavored" Kappa Ebisen chips.

Contributor - January 26, 2015

Licking Pikachu in Shibuya (GALLERY) - AkihabaraNews.com
If you have ever wanted to a lick a Pikachu, I can confirm that he/she/[insert your preferred gender here] tastes of mango. Yes, that’s right. If your childhood dreams of catching them all actually involved eating them all, you now can. Except, by all Pokémon, I actually mean mainly Pikachu.

TokyoStreetView - January 26, 2015

TokyoStreetView: Ueno Park Part I (4K VIDEO)
Massive...this is how we could best describe the sheer size (534,000m2) and the many attractions to be found in this park. Established in 1873, Ueno Park is among Japan’s first public parks and home to several major museums, a number of temples, and even a zoo!

Editor - January 22, 2015

Do you want to drink a green tea mixed alcohol drink at home? With Suntory's new ready-made green tea based liquor product, you can make home an authentic Japanese izakaya restaurant.

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