More than schoolgirls, salarymen or neon lights, when video games want to evoke Japan, they pick one thing above the rest: cherry blossoms, or "sakura", as they are called in Japanese.
Tecmo Koei is bringing its Dead or Alive fighting series to the Nintendo 3DS. Hello, three dimensional jiggly fighting!
Tomonobu Itagaki, the cigarette smokin' and hard drinkin' game designer behind Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden, has something to say. He would like to say he's sorry.