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Editor - September 25, 2016

EVENT: Japan Robot Week 2016
Without any hyperbole, Japan Robot Week is nothing short of amazing, inspiring, and in the truest sense of the word: awesome. This event, held in biennial alternation with the International Robot Exhibition (iREX), focuses primarily on service robotics, including various related technologies and components. Join us!
Japanese Summer Festivals: Azabujuban Noryo Matsuri (VIDEO)
Japan's summer festival season is still going strong! Here are some beautiful scenes from the Azabujuban Noryo (cool summer night) Festival and the Roppongi Hills Bon Odori (traditional dancing) Festival. WARNING: This video could make you want to move here...
Akihabara Profiled to Yamanote Platform Melody (VIDEO)
We know this, this is why we named our site such! The fact is that Akihabara's world-famous tech and otaku scenes are second to none on planet earth - if you've been before, you want to return, and if you're planning a trip, the Electric Town is an absolute must - watch, you'll see.
TOKYO TRAIN TUNES: Yamanote Line (VIDEO SERIES)
There is something about the Yamanote line and its 39 stations that you could miss: the platform tunes vary from station to station, and JR has commissioned somewhere around 100 unique departure melodies for use all over the Tokyo Metro area. You might not think you hear them, but your brain does!
Our older readers feel that Akihabara = Special, Cool, Rare Japanese Tech, which is fair and reasonable and truly the soul of our site. However, Akiba’s changed A LOT since this URL came online, and these days it’s also fair and reasonable to believe that Akihabara = Cosplay, Maid Cafes, Fetishization of Barely Post-Pubescent Girls, and Generalized Otaku-ness.
Natural Beauty in the Middle of Tokyo (VIDEO)
In order to visit the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art, one must pass through the garden and experience the particular features of the season, and here we place the garden in a historical context, detailing its contemporary role as gateway to the expansive, highly regarded Hatakeyama art collection.
Tokyo No Ads: Undressing the Metropolis...Again (GIFs)
It’s safe to say that when the world thinks ”Tokyo,” first to mind are the flashy, bombastic, visually stunning urban Asia aesthetics of the iconic Shibuya, Shinjuku, and Ginza neighborhoods. ...but, what if it all - big and small - just vanished? Now we have that answer.
Tokyo Street Shots: The Living Gallery (SPECIAL SPRING EDITION) [FLASHBACK]
When it comes to Japan's love of celebrating seasonal transitions, spring is definitely at the top of that leaderboard. Our now archived Tokyo Street Shots street photography gallery series has some great springtime shots, and we wanted to get them out there once again!
Tokyo Observation Towers Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Pastel Diorama Part 4 (VIDEO)
Shot from three popular Tokyo observation decks - Roppongi Hills, the World Trade Center, and Tokyo Telecom - this latest collection of lapses provides a really respectable overview of Tokyo's beating heart.
Tokyo Marathon Brings out the Cosplayers (SFW GALLERY) [TOP 15 of 2015]
[#13 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] It comes as no surprise then that the subculture-gone-mainstream finds purchase in a 36,000-strong public sporting event. All we really have to say about that is: “WELL DONE! BRAVO! YOU ALL LOOKED FABULOUS!”

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