- n. An area in Tokyo known primarily for its shopping and the mass availability of electronics, manga, anime, and other goods.
“Nearly half of its sales at its flagship store in Akihabara, Japan's electronics mecca, is to Chinese tourists.”
“As we passed by huge electronics stores on Chuo Dori, the main Akihabara drag, Mr. Lozano said last month he paid ¥ 5,000 ($60) for a broken 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro that ended up requiring only a new hard-drive cable and power adapter for it to work again.”
“So it shouldn't have been a surprise when Mr. Lozano led me to a vending machine only found in Akihabara that sells ramen and a fishcake stew called "oden" in cans for ¥ 300 ($3.70).”
“I dunno, though, this seems like a good idea in Akihabara but strikes me as potentially creepy here in the states.”
“When that time comes, I’ll be one of the first to be in Akihabara and get in an early-morning line for a brand-new plug-in device.”
“But check it – here’s a report about the trend of Maid Cafes that started in Akihabara, Tokyo and is spreading to more places and more than just cafe’s.”
“And as I’ve just now found out, after a long day full of meetings and a few hours in Akihabara (“Electric City” ie the Tottenham Ct Rd of Tokyo) there’s nothing better than a go on the Washlette.”
“The Tokyo district called Akihabara is a vast market for cool videogames, computer gear and pet robots.”
“Apparently, these toughs call their bullying "otaku hunting" because they target young Akiba-kei, a slang term for people who dig the electronics, manga, and anime products sold in Akihabara.”
“Yes, but it's an open standard CPU eating abominations for no good reason at all, and that's all the difference in the world! examples of what can be done [youtube. com], I have demos of work I'm doing on add-ons to a game framework called Akihabara on Youtube.”
Looking for tweets for Akihabara.