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

Your Inside Peek at Akihabara's Most Famous Retro Game Shop

Two of my favorite Tokyo people, CheapyD of CheapAssGamer fame and Scott Popular of Scott Popular fame, provide an inside look at iconic retro game shop Super Potato. » 12/07/11 7:40am 12/07/11 7:40am

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…