Techno Dabbler

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September 2010

Navigation the Tokyo Mass Transit

by Alexandre Denault, on Travel, Mass Transit, Japan

Tokyo has one of the most confusing mass transit systems I’ve ever encountered. It’s not surprising considering you have at least 3 distinct subway providers (note I said providers, not lines) and local rails. This means there are at least a combined 20 subway/train lines covering the city. You have to understand thought, with 13 millions people living in Tokyo alone, talking the car is not an…



September 2010

Visiting Akihabara

by Alexandre Denault, on Videogames, Travel, Japan, Akihabara

Akihabara is often describes as an anime lovers’ and gamers’ paradise. Every year, thousands of foreigners will visit this district, in the hopes of finding that cheap/rare find that they can’t find on the Internet. However, to properly explore Akihabara, you must first understand it. The first time I visited Akihabara, I was severely disappointed. Too much hype I told myself. After all, there were barely 8-9 shops…