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Akihabara is a district in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan. The name Akihabara is a shortening of Akibagahara, which ultimately comes from Akiba, named after a fire-controlling deity for a firefighting shrine built after the area was destroyed by a fire in 1869.

  • also known as Akihabara, Tokyo
  • neighborhood of Tokyo

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Google previewEncounters and Positions (2017)

Architecture in Japan by Susanne Kohte, Hubertus Adam, Daniel Hubert

Akihabara is a little world of its own in Tokyo. Originally it was known for its black market and electronic goods, but now it is known for its anime and computer goods. It struggles along changing ever so slightly every day, never staying the ...

Google previewInnovative Tokyo (2005)

by Kuniko Fujita, Richard Child Hill

Akihabara is a bee hive of youthful electronics enthusiasts, parading the streets and packing the shops, armed with...

Google previewRoutledge Handbook of New Media in Asia (2015)

by Larissa Hjorth, Olivia Khoo

essence, Akihabara is an otaku«s room blown up to city scale, sexy anime-girls posters and all ̄ (Galbraith 2010, 211). The image of the otaku therefore functions as a kind of pharmakon: it is Japan«s ...

Google previewSomebody Else's Century (2010)

East and West in a Post-Western World by Patrick Smith

AKIHABARA IS A WINDOW onto something interesting that has taken place since the late 1980s, when the Japanese caught up to the West.

Google previewMoe Manifesto (2014)

An Insider's Look at the Worlds of Manga, Anime, and Gaming by Patrick W. Galbraith

MK: Akihabara is a neighborhood that was transformed by otaku tastes in the 1990s. Stores in the area shifted from selling household appliances to selling personal computers, which meant a shift in customers from families to computer ...

Google previewWe Visit Japan (2014)

by Leavitt Amie

Akihabara is a popular tourist destination. Located in Tokyo, this district caters to young visitors. Hundreds of shops line the streets, selling the latest electronic items. Tourists can also find shops specializing in anime, manga, and dozens of ...

Google previewExploring the Internet (1992)

A Technical Travelogue by Carl Malamud

Akihabara is a district of Tokyo devoted to consumer electronics, where building after building is stuffed with everything from 2 by 2 foot stalls specializing in diodes or resistors to full-fledged, multi- floor shops, each so full of devices that ...

Google previewOnomastics in Contemporary Public Space (2013)

by Oliviu Felecan, Alina Bughesiu

Akihabara is an electronics district attracting people from all over the world and Monzennakacho has the friendly atmosphere of Tokyo's traditional commercial and working-class neighbourhoods. In this chapter, we will consider how much ...

Google previewTokyo (2007)

by Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff

The best way to get there is by taxi, which should cost about ¥8OO to or from Akihabara station. Take the train to Akihabara Station on the ]R Yamanote line. Akihabara is a 30-40 min. ride from most tourist hotels in Shiniuku or Min;itoku. This is ...

Google previewKyoto Travel Guide 2017 (2015)

Must-see attractions, wonderful hotels, excellent restaurants, valuable tips and so much more! by T Turner

Akihabara is a very popular place for.

Google previewUrban Changes in Different Scales (2006)

Systems and Structures by Rubén Camilo Lois González

Moreover, Akihabara is an electric street with the maximum scale in not only Japan but also the world. However, the visit rate of Kabukiza is relatively lower even if it located near Ginza. Such phenomenon shows that Chinese tourists give ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Popular Culture (2016)

by Marcel Danesi

The group is named after the Akihabara area in Tokyo, where they originated, and had an initial roster of forty-eight performers. The group now has over one hundred forty members, aged from early teens to midtwenties. The group performs ...

Google previewCapital Cities around the World: An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Geography, History, and Culture by Roman Adrian Cybriwsky

Shibuya known as a popular district for young people, Akihabara known for its emporia selling the newest electronics goods and stores that appeal to anime fans, and Roppongi, a once-glamorous international nightclub district that is being ...

Google previewJapan Encyclopedia (2002)

by Louis Fr?d?ric, Louis-Frédéric, Käthe Roth

Akihabara. Tokyo district known for its intense commercial activity focused on Japanese electrical and electronic goods. Its name is taken from that of the Akiba Shrine, founded in 1870 as a branch of Akiba-jinja. See AKIBA-JINJA, TOKYO.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cloud Computing (2016)

by San Murugesan, Irena Bojanova

Akihabara and ammo. js) already exist, which provide good support for the development of such browser games. 43.3.4 Ongoing Research Recent studies have focused on utilizing the power of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Postwar Japan (2011)

by William D. Hoover

In 2008, a deranged truck driver killed seven and injured 11 people in the Akihabara section of Tokyo. However, world murder rates for 2004 demonstrate ...

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