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Game On! Tokyo Game Show 2016: Photo Gallery and Tips

The second press day of the Tokyo Game Show for 2016 got underway at Makuhari Messe today (Sept 16, 2016). Advance stats for the booming extravaganza boast of 614 exhibitors providing some 1,939 stands with 37 countries and regions represented.Press...Show More Summary

Tokyo Skytree views, and a video

From several parts of the city, Tokyo Skytree is an ever-present sight. A sight that despite being far from pretty, does offer a few photographic opportunities. There’s the chance to play about with some of the shapes it helps produce. Plus in the capital’s eastern suburbs, there are the fascinating structural contrasts the tower creates. […]

Japanator Live: Learn the truth behind Fortune Summoners' signature stone

[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] I bet most of you are wondering why I'm holding a Jtor Live segment tonight. Well, something came up that I won't be able to host the segment on Saturday, so I figured that today was...Show More Summary

Watch this Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto TGS trailer

I absolutely love Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2's Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series. I've played through all of them, and am frankly sad that it's coming to an end soon. According to Polygon, the series is coming to an end with Naruto Shippuden:...Show More Summary

Digimon World: Next Order coming to PS4 and Vita next year

[Update: Bandai Namco confirmed that the game will hit the Vita as well.] Thanks to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth's successful run, Bandai Namco is comfortable enough to bring another one of its efforts to the West. Announced at the Tokyo...Show More Summary

Japanator Unboxing: Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition

Persona 5, one of the most anticipated games of the year, has finally hit Japanese shelves as well as the PlayStation Network. We were blessed with the opportunity to obtain the Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition which includes the game,...Show More Summary

Digimon World: Next Order coming to PS4 next year

Thanks to Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth's successful run, Bandai Namco is comfortable enough to bring another one of its efforts to the West. Announced at the Tokyo Game Show, a port of the Playstation Vita game, Digimon World: Next Order...Show More Summary

Here, have some Starter Crate DLC for Ghost in the Shell: First Assault Online

Back in December, I had the chance to play Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault Online when it first launched as closed beta and Early Access via Steam. A few months after that, the game went into open beta, armed with some new features and tweaks. Show More Summary

What'cha doin' this weekend?

Remember in my last post when I mentioned some upcoming craft fairs? The first one is this weekend. If you’re in Nagoya, I’d be pleased as punch to see you out at Tsurumai Park on Sunday afternoon for the Aichi Vision event. There will...Show More Summary

Go Camping to Okutama!

Back then, I used to camp in the mountain. Reminiscing those happy memories with childhood friends in Philippines, I decided to give it a try to do camping in Japan. I randomly asked my Japanese friends about camping site, and one of them recommended Okutama. Show More Summary

What's the Deal with Halloween Costumes in Japan?

Walking into stores 2 weeks ago here in Japan, I saw Halloween decorations and Halloween goods on the shelves. What? It’s still about 2 more months before we remember the dead and start dressing like one, so what’s the hurry? I figured...Show More Summary

Review: God Eater 2: Rage Burst

Monster Hunter is one of the behemoths of gaming in Japan, it still sells like crazy every time and has made its own genre (Yes, I know about Phantasy Star Online). Many have tried to hunt down the same success but only one franchise ever came close. Show More Summary

JapanaFive: The best moments from AJIN's first season

Would you want to live forever? Even if it meant that practically the entire human race wanted you imprisoned? I’m talking secret government agencies who want to torture experiment on you, bounty hunters and national prominence as a monster. Show More Summary

Kaixa Day is upon us

Once again, it's time for us to treat everyone around us like garbage. Why do you say? Because today is Sept. 13, a.k.a. Kaixa Day. Of course, this means that many tokusatsu fans from around the world are celebrating this special occasion...Show More Summary

Rebuild a world in ruin in Dragon Quest Builders

Dragon Quest is one the giants of video games in Japan, where people of all ages have heard of the long running role-playing franchise since its first game in 1986. It hasn't achieved the same level of success outside Japan but Dragon...Show More Summary

Tough Tokyo street shogi

Times change, but tough times, and the attempted diversions from them, sadly don’t.

Noritomosan : New community to find friends and enjoy traveling in Japan

Hello everyone, Today I would like to introduce you our service made especially for Japan !I) Introduction If you are looking for buddies to visit cultural places or attend some events in Japan (by ridesharing, train or bus) and share...Show More Summary

Taking You Out To The Ballgame--Sendai Style!

When a friend asked about fun, uniquely Japanese things to enjoy on a brief visit to Sendai, I recommended going to a baseball game. Most Americans would likely find this a weird suggestion. Surely sumo or onsen or one of a dozen different...Show More Summary

Old folks and crane games

The Crane Game Association recently released a survey looking at crane games (UFO Catchers). The reason for this release was to advertise their upcoming Crane Gamer Certificate program, and of course to promote crane gaming amongst older folks, especially with Respect for the Aged Day coming up soon. Although I’m not quite in the age […]

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