Need yet another reason to go to Akihabara? Check out the Famicom claw machine. For a mere ¥100 (about $1.10) you can take your chance and try and win a cartridge. Of course, you could probably pick
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/games_akihabara-620x467.png" /> Nearly two years have passed since <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2008/07/05/current-top-10-of-akiha
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/gundam_1.jpg" /> I went to the world's geek paradise, the Akihabara district in Tokyo, today to get lunch in the new <a href="http://g-c
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tsukumo_1-620x483.png" /> It's been over four months since I last paid a visit to a robot store in Akihabara/Tokyo, namely the <a href="
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/group_cameras-620x465.jpg" /> Being based in Tokyo has its advantages, and one of them is being close to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.or
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/robovie_x-620x464.jpg" /> We just recently visited Japanese robot maker <a href="http://www.vstone.co.jp/e/etop.html">Vstone</a>'s <a hr
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/vstone_1.jpg" /> We've covered robots from Japan-based robot developer and retail store <a href="http://www.vstone.co.jp/e/etop.html">Vs
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/DigitalSignage_japan.jpg" /> This is one of the reasons why I live in Japan and nowhere else: In order to get more people to donate blood
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/thanko_1.jpg" /> USB-powered <a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/14/thanko-presents-usb-video-necktie-with-built-in-spy-camera/">
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/thanko_store_1-620x463.jpg" /> For a geek, living in Tokyo has many advantages. Being tempted to go check if infamous <a href="http://se
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/imgp0326-2.jpg" alt="" />Have an old Power Mac G4 lying around the house?
<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/augmented_reality_alice.jpg" /> I was invited to a gadget geek/IT entrepreneur/web industry last week and had the chance to meet some of
When I was in Japan, I of course made a point of visiting the Akihabara district of Tokyo. The sheer volume of stores was staggering, and many of them, like the monolithic Tsukomo, were seven or eight
Augmented reality (AR), the combination of virtual worlds and reality, is a cool concept that leads to useful applications in navigation systems, medicine, architecture and many other fields. Geisha T
Here are the top 10 of the most expensive retro games currently sold in Tokyo’s Akihabara district (based on my research in about 10 stores). I took the picture above in the place I love the mos
Japanese Otaku love to relieve stress in “Maid Cafés,” where they usually are treated like kings by (mostly) cute and extra-submissive J-girls. For an extra fee, it is even possible to la