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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.
Girls of Anime Japan 2014 (and some other anime stuff) [TOP 14 of '14]
"The most important lesson I took from Anime Japan 2014 was that AkihabaraNews needs someone else to cover anime." -Editor Reno J. Tibke
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.
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.
Holiday Gift Guide 2014: AkihabaraNews' Top 15 Japanese Gadgets
Well, we’ve put together quite a range: from $6 sushi socks to an $80 HD-video spywatch to a $260 Japanese pasta maker to a $2,000 emotional robot - there’s something for everyone on your list...even if your list is just you!

Reno J. Tibke - December 16, 2014

RECAP & TOP 3: Venture Day Tokyo 2014 (GALLERY)
With attendance more than twice that of 2013, interest is clearly on the rise and the collaboration seems well placed among the growing and steadily maturing calendar of Tokyo startup pitching events. Pitches were made by teams led by both Japanese and/or foreign residents, non-Japanese multinational teams of students or alumni from the two academic sponsors, and even a completely non-affiliated American developer who joined from Osaka.
Holiday Gift Guide 2014: AkihabaraNews' Top 15 Japanese Gadgets
Well, we’ve put together quite a range: from $6 sushi socks to an $80 HD-video spywatch to a $260 Japanese pasta maker to a $2,000 emotional robot - there’s something for everyone on your list...even if your list is just you! Before jumping in, we have to say that this was not easy. We cover a whole lot of wonderful and unique Japanese gadgets and everyday practical products, and narrowing it all down to a manageable gift guide is less of a search and more of an exercise in sacrifice. But choose we did!
Tokyo Food Review: Ikinari Steak - Standing-Only Japanese Steakhouse
On the menu are three cuts of steak: ribeye is the cheapest at 5 yen/gram (excl. tax), followed by sirloin (7 yen/gram), tenderloin (8 yen/gram) and wagyu (Japanese beef) sirloin (10 yen/gram). What if you’re not sure? Want to examine the meat first? Not a problem. You get to personally order your steak from a man who will slice it in front of your eyes.
Action Selfies for Everyone (CASIO EX-FR10 REVIEW SUB-GALLERY) - AkihabaraNews.com
Ms. Erika Handa generously shared some of her shots with us. Sure, she works for CASIO, but in truth she’s far more representative of a civilian than Mr. Moodley the Executive-Level Camera Nerd Reviewer. As such, to round out our coverage of the camera, we were happy to share her selfies and groupies. And so...
REVIEW: CASIO EX-FR10 Action Cam (GALLERY; VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com
Sony has changed up the form factor a bit, JVC and Ricoh have gone for full-on assault drop Space Marine armour (for the glory of the imperium of man!), and Panasonic went with the duo of innovative mounting option and first-to-the-market 4k for theirs. In the end though, they all did basically the same thing: capturing the action. The one Japanese electronics behemoth that was noticeably absent from the fray was CASIO… until now.

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