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Terrie's Take: Competition for Unique Experiences in Japan (TOURISM EDITION)
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: Fake Food and Supplies at Kappabashi-Dori (4K VIDEO)
Have you ever wondered where most Japanese restaurants in Tokyo are purchasing those mouth-watering, but fake, sushi and ramen? Well stop wondering, they were probably purchased in one of the many specialized stores in Kappabashi-Dori!
TokyoStreetView: Japanese Snow Monkeys of Jigokudani (4K VIDEO)
Jigokudani Yaen-Koen, known for its many onsen (hot spring baths), is located in the Yokoyu Valley in Nagano Prefecture. Like the humans that come to bathe, there is a large population of Japanese Macaques (snow monkeys) that also frequent the hot springs.
Philips - Automatic fresh noodle maker customized for Japanese market [TOP 14 of '14]
After getting a load of advice from the Japanese instant noodle manufacturer Nissin, Phillips made 4 different kinds of noodle-making caps to change noodle shapes. With these 4 caps, you can make Udon, Soba, Ramen and Pasta!
Sushi Cat Update! (HD GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
We’ve taken it upon ourselves to give them English names. And when we say that, we mostly mean someone typed out the polluted overflow from Editor Reno’s stream of consciousness in between fits of childish laughter.
Some Beautiful Japanese Cosplay for the Weekend (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY) [TOP 14 of '14]
Our friends over at Tokyo Otaku Mode - the very same who've brought us sushi socks, Attack on Titan Jenga and 2015 calendars, Japanese-designed Iron Man and Daft Punk figurines, and much more - have assembled a pretty fantastic gallery of some very accomplished (in many ways) cosplayers. We picked out our 15 favorite shots to share, but do click through if you want more, more, more.

Yoriko Takahashi - December 26, 2014

Koikeya is now selling mandarin orange-flavored potato chips at convenience stores all over Japan. It has the fruit's fragrant sweet and acidic flavor.
One of the currently most popular Japanese manga, ONE PIECE will be performed as a Japanese traditional theatrical performance, KABUKI play next autumn at the Shinbashi Enbujo theater in Ginza, Tokyo.
Freshness Burger, one of Japan's largest homegrown burger chains, is going to start selling an egg benedict-like burger called Salmon Cheese Egg Burger (¥590) and Salmon Egg Burger (¥490).
Some Beautiful Japanese Cosplay Because it's Been a Long Week (PROBABLY NSFW GALLERY)
Once Again, it's J-Cosplay Day! Cosplay doesn't have a really specific place of origin, but most would say it began sort of concurrently as an American/Japanese phenomenon, then went global. Basically, it's anytime-doable Halloween. And often produces...beautiful people.

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