Gotta Love Japan

By Game.Tech.Match | The love of all things Japan.

Free Internet access to be given on Tokaido Shinkansen Line:The Asahi Shimbun

Free access to wireless local area networks (WLANs) will be available soon on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line.<p>Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), …

Japan announces longest growth streak since 1980s boom

TOKYO: Japan’s economy posted its longest continuous expansion since the 1980s boom as fourth-quarter growth was boosted by consumer spending, moving …

Ice Hockey: Japan win as unified Korea enjoy special moment

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Japan carried the day on Wednesday when the long-time national rivalry with North Asian neighbors North and South Korea spilled on to Olympic ice, beating Korea's unified women's ice hockey team 4-1 in a game of firsts for both teams.<p>For the Japanese, it marked …

South Korea

WarGames - Vintage VHS Movie

"Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy star in this "exciting and entertaining movie" (New York) about a teenage computer "hacker" who stumbles upon the ultimate challenge - World War III!<p>David Lightman (Broderick) can bypass the most advanced security systems, break the most intricate secret codes and …

4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

<b>Authored by Daniele Giannotta</b><p>Japan could easily be considered to be among the world’s most desired destinations. I mean, who hasn’t dreamed of …

Five Foods You Must Eat In Japan - The Epicurean Traveler

Five Dishes To Taste When Traveling In Jap<b>an</b><p>Japan is truly a magical land full of fantastic history, culture, people and, of course, delicious food. …

Sony's No Heroes Allowed! Dashes to Smartphones in Japan

Bricking it

PlayStation

Robot replaces barista in Japan cafe

Japan's first Robot-Café opened its doors to media on Tuesday with a robot replacing the barista to serve coffee to patrons.<p>Customers at "Henn-na …

Japan

The Man Trying to Save His Village From the Forest

Noboru Nimaida wants to preserve an old way of life.<p>On a cold November night a couple years ago, eight friends—including a paper maker, an egg …

Monster Hunter: World's Japanese Sales Top 1.35 Million in Opening Weekend

Home turf

Monster Hunter

Demons of the Deep presented by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone - Vintage Game Book - 1986

Description<p>"Part story, part game, this is a book in which YOU become the hero!<p>As the dread pirate ship Troll strikes, you know that you are doomed. Captain Bloodaxe - the terror of these seas - is known to give no quarter. But you and your crew are hardy sailors, courageous too, and are determined …

An intro to Japanese beers, from easy-drinking lagers to adventurous craft brews

<i>Welcome to Gateways To Drinkery, where</i> The Takeout <i>offers an entry-level course on our favorite libations, and some suggestions on where to start</i> …

Robot news anchor to debut in Japan

News 4 Staff - <b>JAPAN (WIVB) --</b> They walk, they talk, they have perfect hair, and soon, they will be delivering the news.<p>The Wall Street Journal is …

Japan

HBO Is Coming To Japan Thanks To Amazon

U.S. pay-TV giant HBO is to license its catalog and streaming rights in Asia’s second largest market via Amazon Prime Video.<p>The video streaming …

Japan

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent entreaty that my trek will go well. My obeisance is taking place in front of a small wooden building, rather like a summerhouse. It is a shrine in the town of Takijiri-oji, a …

Hiking

Breath of the Wild becomes the highest-selling Zelda game in Japan in 19 years

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has done remarkably well in Japan. It’s the second-highest-selling Zelda game in Japan since Ocarina of Time, which …

Japan’s Epic Wagyu Katsu Sandwich Is the Meaty Trend You Need to Know

The dessert course at meat master Kentaro Nakahara’s Sumibiyakiniku Nakahara — the essential three-year-old grill-focused restaurant on the ninth floor of an unassuming office building in Tokyo’s Aoyama neighborhood — isn’t green tea mochi or a melon wedge. It’s a fat hunk of panko-crusted, prized …

Mudd's Angels - A Star Trek Adventure - By J.A. Lawrence - Vintage Sci-Fi Book

Description<p>"Intruder Alert!<p>Join Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the rest of the Enterprise crew as they encounter his majesty, fat Harry Judd the First, thief, swindler, con artist, liar and intragalactic rogue. Meet a strange cargo of beauties destined for the men of frontier planets. Visit with Harcourt …

As Tokyo digs out from heaviest snow since 2014, some transportation disruptions remain

Transportation delays persisted in Tokyo on Tuesday as the city dug out from more than 20 cm of snow that had snarled traffic and trapped cars on …

Tokyo’s most famous landmarks are even more beautiful after heaviest snowfall in years【Photos】

<b>Sensoji Temple</b>, the <b>Ghibli Museum</b>, and <b>Tokyo Disneyland</b> are always worth a visit, but especially on snowy days like this.<br>I’m always baffled when I’m …

Japan

Planetfall - An Infocom Book by Arthur Byron Cover - Vintage Sci-Fi Book - 1988

Description<p>"THE PATROL'S LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD ORGANISMS.<p>The recruiting poster said, "Join the Stellar Patrol and visit exotic worlds!"<p>Homer took the poster's advice and signed up for service. His heroism on the planet Resida quickly earned him a promotion, and Homer was assigned to the most …

Helping You Travel Better in Japan

Best Pocket Wifi in Japan: Pupuru Wifi Review<p>So here goes my review of Pupuru Pocket Wifi since a number of people have been asking…<p>Mount Fuji is …

Japan

Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki to work on his final film this fall

Studio Ghibli fans have something else to look forward to after <i>Ronja, the Robber's Daughter</i>. Hayao Miyazaki, famous Japanese animation filmmaker and the studio's mastermind, will be coming out of his retirement to begin working on his last project this fall. A job posting spotted by <i>AnimeNewsNetwork</i> …

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Supports 4K on PS4 Pro

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Supports 4K on PS4 Pro – Will Have Visual Improvements and Seamless Loading Time Among Other Improvements<p>Along with the …

Yakuza 6 was the best game at TGS 2016

Yes, I can already hear you pounding away at your keyboard in an angry comment about why such and such game is amazing or will clearly be the best. …

Japanator Unboxing: Persona 5 20th Anniversary Edition

<i>Persona 5</i>, one of the most anticipated games of the year, has finally hit Japanese shelves as well as the PlayStation Network. We were blessed with …

Persona (Video Game)

I Am Setsuna review

When Square Enix revealed developer Tokyo RPG Factory at E3 2015, the publisher made the new team's goal clear: It was created to reclaim the legacy of Japanese role-playing games that had once made Square such a known and beloved name. But that's also a tall order. Many have argued that there's a …

Enix

I Am Setsuna is a wonderful throwback to the golden age of Japanese RPGs

If <i>I Am Setsuna</i> had come out 20 years ago, it’d be the kind of story-driven role-playing game that would’ve stuck with me throughout my life. Years later I’d listen to the stirring piano-driven soundtrack and reminisce, or flip through an art book to remind myself just how amazing the character …