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Editor - December 24, 2014

"Christmas in Japan," by Paul Anka (VIDEO)
Recorded by Paul Anka, released in the winter of 1958 following his first tour in Japan. Reportedly predates the American song "Christmas Everywhere."

Sponsored Content - December 23, 2014

Robot Japan Love For Your Happy Life
Technosnark T-Shirts caters to a somewhat exclusive crowd of geeky, dorky, awesome people, and that's exactly why we're pushing product at AkihabaraNews, long known as a fortified bastion of geeky dorky awesomeness. Okay, now look at these t-shirts!
Instagram Surpasses Twitter so You Should Follow AkihabaraNews on Instagram

AkihabaraNews on Instagram
Doesn't require too much explanation for most readers, because if you're here at AkihabaraNews in the first place, chances are exceedingly high that you either are an Instagram user or at the very least know what it is...but just in case:

TokyoStreetView - December 22, 2014

TokyoStreetView: Omotesando Avenue (4K VIDEO)
Known by many as the Japan’s Champs-Élysées, Omotesando Avenue was in fact originally created in the Taisho Era (1912 – 1926) as the formal pathway to the Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken’s temple, also known as the Meiji Shrine. Today, things are quite different!

Reno J. Tibke - December 22, 2014

Autonomous Christmas 2014
Featuring drones, rovers, quadrupeds, robot fish, and a few completely novel forms of mechanical mobility, Autonomous Christmas proves that SuperRoboDorky science people actually do have senses of humor and plenty of Christmas spirit.
An Evening in Tokyo's Rikugien Garden Illumination (GALLERY)
Rikugien Garden has a well deserved reputation for being so beautifully absorbing that one loses track of time and almost forgets about the seethe of humanity just outside. Our two hours to take everything in and bring it back to the internet vanished surprisingly fast.
Tokyo Tilt-Shift Timelapse Pastel Diorama Part 3: Night & Day (VIDEO)
Those who’ve browsed around our video collection know that we’ve long been enamored with the work of mysterious Tokyo photographer darwinfish105. This latest effort, one we’re putting in the Tokyo Pastel Diorama Series, once again makes the world’s largest city look quaint and cute in one composition, vast and ominous in another.
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.
Casio developed the EX-100PRO digital camera to meet the needs of university/corporate researchers and sports professionals. It features a function that synchronizes up to 7 EX-100PRO cameras and can control all of them through an Android tablet that has the dedicated application, which can be very helpful for the process of experiment analysis at laboratories or for analysis of complicated motion mechanics.
USJ (Universal Studio Japan) , located in Osaka prefecture, is going to hold an event called "Universal Cool Japan" for a limited time only from January 23 to May 10 in 2015. Through the event, you can have fun at attractions made based on Evangelion, Attack on Titan, Bio Hazard, and Monster Hunter.

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