"Return of the indies," reads the banner outside Kyoto's Miyako Messe, the host location for this year's BitSummit. True enough, the event was back for its third year, but Japanese indies hadn't really gone anywhere. The scene may have...Show More Summary
Despite being a historic video game development powerhouse, Japan’s indie community is under-explored by the Western media—and until recently, generally considered underdeveloped. Indie game festival BitSummit is determined to change that, having run for the last three years in Kyoto, home of some of the bigger names of Japanese indie development. Show More Summary
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] It's finally time for to change things up around here, and I figured that it's time for me to test my ramming skills in Ys I. Of course, I'll be testing my luck in the original game's most recent version, Ys I & II Chronicles+ since it happens to be the most definitive version of the title. Show More Summary
Japan won’t take it lightly and will protest against the US government if reports that the NSA was spying on the Japanese government are true, Xinhua reported.
VideoCredit: World Cosplay Summit Mexican representatives to the World Cosplay Summit were crowned Grand Champions on Saturday. The pair secured Mexico's first victory with their Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask skit and costumes. "Thank you México we made it!!! 1st place!!!!! OMG!!!!!!" the representatives wrote on their Facebook page, according to a [...]
TOKYO (By Elaine Lies, Reuters) — Mark Karpeles, the former head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, was arrested on Saturday in connection with the disappearance of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of the virtual currency, Japanese media reports said. The French-born Karpeles, 30, is suspected of falsifying data on the outstanding balance of […]
The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox was arrested in Tokyo on Saturday on suspicion of inflating his cash account by $1 million, authorities said.
[A guest post by Nathan Hopson] Recently, I encountered two examples of the intriguing use of roman letters in Japanese to describe various shapes and parts of the nether regions of human anatomy. The first was in a Japan Times article on military terminology and slang in Japanese, which was an interesting read in its own right. The […]
Screencaps via. Shot above Japan's striking coastline, YouTuber Yuki Eikawa's new 4K drone video will have you itching to book a one-way ticket to this glorious Pacific clime. Known for his ultra high definition videos of his country's...Show More Summary
Mark Karpeles is arrested in Japan (Image: FNN News) The arrest on Saturday of Mark Karpeles, the former CEO of failed Bitcoin exchange MtGox, did not come as a surprise to those familiar with the company’s catastrophic downfall. The...Show More Summary
The short speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice"—muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality—was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945,...
I like GATE so far. Far from earlier rumors seemingly trumpeting it as "Japan's Tea Party: The Anime", the show has been a thoughtful and interesting take on a topic close to my nerdy heart. And with some of the action ratcheted down...Show More Summary
Konnichi wa and welcome to Strong Style! The G1 Climax 24 tournament is almost over and the action is heating up. This week we skip ahead to day 11 of the tournament and the last day before the finals. Tonight's show is from August 8th,...Show More Summary
A rising death rate and lack of crematoria spurs Japan's booming funeral industry, including hotels for the deceased.
A Japanese journalist accidentally posted a picture of his genitals on a Thai government site — instead of sending it to a lady friend.
A heat wave in Japan claimed lives of three people and left 12 in critical condition last week, the NHK television channel reported Saturday.
Newt Gingrich appears to have sent foreign policy advice to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during his trip to Japan in 2009, suggest emails from Clinton’s personal account — released Friday by the State Department under the Freedom of Information Act. With a subject line of...
What are the top 10 bestselling video games in America, Japan and Europe this week? Thanks to Amazon online sales data here are the video games that are the hottest worldwide right now. What follows is a listing of the Top 10 bestsellers per region, for all systems combined. North America’s Top 10 Games: 1....
A child rides on the shoulders of a man as he walks through a field of sunflowers during a three-day sunflower festival in the town of Nogi, Japan, in Tochigi prefecture, some 70 kilometers north of Tokyo on July 26, 2015. A boy is seen...Show More Summary
Mark Karpelès arrested in Japan, accused of falsifying bitcoin account data.