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Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Gail Nakada | Posted 09.06.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

A carefully planned urban revolution has poshed the place up over the last couple of years. New high rises, open plazas, restaurants and cafes now spread out around the station. There are almost as many places to eat as shop.

How These Mind-Controlled Cat Ears Almost Didn't Become A Reality

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 10.05.2012 | Technology

As NeuroSky Vice President David Westendorf tells it, it was a shy product planner at a Japanese high-tech fashion company,who came up with the idea. ...

Mr. 'Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings' at Lehmann Maupin Gallery (Video)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The current exhibition "Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings" at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York presents new works by Japanese artist Mr. The centerp...

PHOTOS: 5 Eccentric Japanese Collectors

Patrick W. Galbraith | Posted 06.06.2012 | Books
Patrick W. Galbraith

Welcome to Otaku Spaces, inhabited by some of Japan's most enthusiastic consumers and collectors. Today otaku refers to fans of all stripes; it is a label that is embraced as passionately by some as it is rejected by others. This is a terrain of contested meanings.

Takashi Murakami's Ego Is Larger Than Life

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

Who would have thought otaku culture would make it to the Middle East? Takashi Murakami's latest exhibition, aptly titled "Ego," opens today in Do...

Can You Fall in Love With Your Favorite TV Character?

Christine Huang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christine Huang

New reports reveal a growing subculture of "2-D Lovers": grown adults in Japan that have found romantic love with their favorite characters from anime, manga, and video games.