No Rain | HONG KONG: Cosplayers gathered at the 2005 Hong Kong Comics Festival. (Photo: Kin Cheung | AP)
Japanese artist Akira Yasuda, better known by his pen name Akiman, is a legend in the video game art world, being responsible for more classic images, posters, box covers and characters than we've got space to share.
So we'll keep things brief, and just focus on some of his more memorable... More »
You might think those posters of big-eyed little anime girls are cute as a button. But according to FujiTV, nearly 80 percent of Japanese women polled give a big no thanks to dudes who cover their room with stuff like that. More »
In Japanese, it's called "endaka" (円高), or "high-valued yen". And it's wreaking havoc on so much of the country.
If you are living in Japan, getting paid in yen and then converting that into another currency, or if you are importing goods from outside the country, the strong yen is gravy. More »
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