Five Words You Must Know Before Visiting Japan

Ah, Japan! On a regular basis, I get emails from readers wanting to know about where they should go on their trip to Japan. Where should I stay? What should I eat? Questions like that. For a moment, forget that.


I always feel like visitors to Japan are asking the wrong questions. Instead of asking what's already in… » 1/30/13 7:00am 1/30/13 7:00am

What's The Most Expensive Game We Saw In Akihabara?

Believe it or not, it's not » 10/06/08 5:40pm 10/06/08 5:40pm that copy of with the giant 62,790 yen price tag. That particular Sega Genesis (read: Mega Drive) game is a mere $600 and change in U.S. dollars; it's the Japanese copy of , at right, another batch of licensed Acclaim schlock that was going for an astounding 98,000 yen at Akihabara's retro…