The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s special wireless LAN task force will begin accepting applications to receive one of the designating signs in just over a month. They also plan to launch a multilingual website to assist foreign travelers with getting their Wi-Fi situation squared away. Sigh…that's a bit of a harbinger.
The Three Bullets: Lessons from Japan's Survival Games Subculture -

In addressing the question of how to restore Japan’s economic prosperity and make the nation a model for reform, Japanese political and industrial leaders should look for inspiration from an unconventional source: the growing airsoft-based Survival Games subculture.

From Contributor and otaku/subculture enthusiast Reece Scott:

Terrie's Take -

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japanese-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:

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