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Reno J. Tibke - May 04, 2015

May the Fourth be With You (Japan Style)
Here in Japan, the same popular characters are popular (although the bad guys are much more appreciated), but often they’re just doing other stuff. Like...well, for example: in Japan, the visage of an evil, genocidal dark lord is used to sell Goodyear Tires. Maybe because...both are black?
Tokyo Department Stores Have an Opening Ritual (VIDEO)
The managers then bow to each other and line up facing the front doors. They bow to the customers waiting to shop. They then open the doors and greet everyone who enters. It’s a fascinating ritual that I encountered by chance last time I was in Japan, and was happy to experience again.
No Turkey, No Black Friday in Japan - But Happy Thanksgiving to our American Readers! - AkihabaraNews.com
As the timeless Vulcan proverb goes, "There is no gravy in East Asia."
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

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:

May the Fourth Be With You (Japan Style) - AkihabaraNews.com

It’s Just Different Over Here
As with almost every spot of Western culture that Japan Hoovers up, in accordance with the nuance of local tastes, i.e., straight-up Borg-like assimilative capabilities, the institution of Star Wars has been exhaustively Japanified. The same popular characters are popular, but often they’re just doing other stuff... 

KONBINI RAID! - AkihabaraNews.com

KONBINI RAID!
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KONBINI RAID!
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KONBINI RAID! - AkihabaraNews.com

KONBINI RAID!
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Editor - January 27, 2014

KONBINI RAID! - AkihabaraNews.com

KONBINI RAID!
Bizarre Best; Minute or Less

Treasure or Trash - AkihabaraNews.com

JUNKWORLD Sells Used Japanese Electronics. These are Not Hot Ticket Items
While certainly not an exclusively Japanese set of preferences, the desire for the latest, newest, freshest consumer products has a particularly robust… uhh, momentum over here. And it’s also particularly comprehensive.

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