The Ferociously Nonchalant Cats of Ikebukuro (Alpha 7S GALLERY) - AkihabaraNews.com

They Just Don't Care
(about being photographed up close with the 
Sony α7S, or much else)

Editor - August 18, 2014

Top 5 Japanese Tech Videos of the Week - AkihabaraNews.com

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Reno J. Tibke - August 16, 2014

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

This week the earth shook, babies cried, and the very logic of existence was thrown into doubt: an American anime is being exported to Japan, and since the Obon holiday equals a very slow tech week, the ultimately circular cultural force of animated images is all we’re talking about!

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Daft Punk Action Figures - From Japan, of Course - AkihabaraNews.com

Postmodern French TechnoFunk Action Figures? 
Okay, so musicians often have likenesses of themselves created and marketed, but they aren't generally what would be be considered "action figures," i.e., posable, articulable, and in this case thoroughly high-quality mini-facsimiles. No, see - Daft Punk hold a special place in the global pop-cultural consciousness. 

Japan Expo Paris - Part 4: Cosplay & Fashion (VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com

The following is the latest entry in our French correspondent Jeremy Touitou's Japan Expo Paris 15 video series.

Nayalan Moodley - August 13, 2014

microCAST: REVIEW - Sony Alpha 7S - AkihabaraNews.com

AkihabaraNews MICROCAST

Plants in Space: Japanese Artist Reaches New Heights - AkihabaraNews.com

From intricately designed manhole covers to the jaw-droppingly realistic food samples seen in restaurant window displays, Japanese people have long been known for creating aesthetically pleasing objects in the human environment. Leave it then to a Japanese artist to decorate space. Literally.