Akihabara

Akihabara’s landmark “meat building” is being sold as pandemic continues to hit neighborhood hard

Mansei meat company can no longer afford to continue owning the building that’s been a local icon since 1991.

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We hunt for a PS5 in a high-stakes capsule toy machine in Akihabara

Our reporter doesn’t have a problem though. He can stop anytime he wants.

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Experience Akihabara Station in a VR world, then ride the train to a virtual marketplace!

This digital recreation is super realistic! 

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The most preposterous “adult” gacha capsule toys at Akihabara Station

Gacha collections so weird we can’t work out why they were even made.

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Another Akihabara icon disappears as famous rice bowl restaurant closes its doors

Sad demise of this Tokyo branch breaks our hearts.

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This one photo shows how tough times are in Tokyo’s Akihabara these days

A closer look at the iconic otaku street shows it’s not business as usual in the district.

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Landmark Akihabara arcade Adores is the latest Tokyo game center to go out of business

Only a few days remain for the crane game specialist.

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We visited Akihabara’s PCR Test Center and here’s what you should expect

The low-down on directions, instructions, and more.

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Crackdown on illegal maid cafes looks to be making maids a rarer sight on streets of Akihabara

Tokyo police bust five maid cafes for violation of Adult Entertainment Business Regulation Law, and they’re looking for more.

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Tokyo restaurant doesn’t tell you its name unless you ask, makes us appreciate life’s surprises

Not far from Akihabara, there’s a soba spot that gave us food to eat and food for thought.

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Tokyo goes dark as Governor asks for lights out in the city to help fight pandemic 【Pics, Videos】

Japan’s capital struggles to contain its fourth wave of infections, but are people heeding warnings to avoid street drinking after dark?

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Otaku geek makeovers by Tokyo fashion expert go viral in Japan

From geek to chic–improving men’s looks and their confidence in just a few short hours. 

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AKB48 signs removed from exterior of AKB48 Theater building in Akihabara

Idol group’s home-turf ads replaced with ones for hit Chinese video game.

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We serve a hot dish of the five best stand-and-eat soba restaurants in one area of Tokyo

Our resident soba connoisseur hones in on the best eateries in the Akihabara and Okachimachi neighborhoods of Tokyo in this closely contested ranking.

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PS5 chaos at Akihabara as customers rush to grab new consoles【Videos】

Police called due to out-of-control crowd, sparking a heated debate on resellers in Japan. 

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Host King Roland goes to Akihabara disguised as a foreign otaku 【Video】

“James” looks more like a lumberjack than a geeky anime nerd.

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Anime song dance performance group Real Akiba Boys: combining the otaku life with street dancing

Anime music and breakdancing? Sign us up!

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Choosing one of the six Osomatsu-san brothers from Surugaya’s 2021 fukubukuro lucky bags【Pics】

What’s in store this time from these sextuplets?

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Photos show otaku district’s iconic Kitchen Jiro restaurant has been replaced by something very different.

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Anime game girl helps make Tokyo ramen restaurant famous, chef becomes her fan

Akihabara noodle joint becomes sacred ground for fans of voice actress game.

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