Monday , 20 February 2017

Tag Archives: Japan

“Father of Pac-Man” and Namco Founder Masaya Nakamura Dead at 91

Namco Founder

Bandai Namco has announced in a press release today that Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Namco, passed away on January 22, 2017. Nakamura (born December 24, 1925) was a Japanese businessman who started Namco (originally Nakamura Manufacturing) as a manufacturer of amusement rides. Under Nakamura’s guidance and business smarts, Namco grew in to the third largest video game developing company …

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Japan has Some Awesome Ambassadors for the 2020 Olympics

At the end of the 2016 Olympic games, Japan was named the host city for the 2020 Olympics games. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rose from a very familiar green pipe dressed as Super Mario. Once that happened, speculation began to run wild. The biggest question, would we see any anime characters appear during the games? Well, it looks like …

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Japan has a new way to keep your smartphone clean

There was a time when people would take a newspaper or magazine with them to the bathroom. These days, people have replaced the magazines with their smartphones. Because of this, our smartphones have now become a breeding ground for all kinds of germs. Well, leave it to Japan to come up with a way to combat this, smartphone toilet paper. …

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Nintendo Coming to a Universal Park near You!

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Universal Parks is Holding Our Dreams Nintendo welcomes you back into open arms as they open a theme park for your inner child! The partnership between Universal and Nintendo was announced in 2015, providing no further information on the matter of the park. Fortunately, Nintendo finally satisfied our curiosity with a press release on 11.29: “Imagine the fun of stepping …

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Final Fantasy XV: A Fast, Sexy Car and a New Demo – In Japan

If you’re a (future) fan of Final Fantasy XV and live in Japan, then has Square Enix got something(s) for you. The Final Fantasy XV Audi R8 Also known as “The Audi R8 Star of Lucis,” you may remember this car from Kingsglaive. As a collaborative project between the Final Fantasy XV team and the German manufacturers, the special edition Audi R8 is coming as …

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Danganronpa 1 & 2 Reload Comes Home in 2017

Previously only available in the US and UK on the PSVita or Steam, Danganronpa is now being ported to the PlayStation 4. NIS America, known for bringing us gems like Disgaea, will be releasing the game in early 2017. Now, for those who haven’t played the originals on Vita, the above trailer probably didn’t make a lick of sense. That would …

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Why wouldn’t Japan have an adult VR festival? NSFW

I guess if you are into that sort of thing…. Japan will be kicking off their first Adult VR festival taking place in Tokyo’s Akihabara starting June 12th. This event is focused on just what it says in the title…adult VR and lots of it. Tickets will only run you 3,000 yen (US$27), and photo i.d. is necessary. Check out the video …

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Monopoly Celebrates Japanese Art

Japanese Monopoly Board

Ah Monopoly, a game where the editions keep coming and coming. I’ve got three versions in our closet here at home but I’ve never seen a version quite like this. Released to celebrate the 300th anniversary of a Japanese store called Nakagawa Masamichi the Japanese Arts and Craft Edition is a thing of beauty.  The design is simple and evokes a …

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