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  • Twitting From the Inside of Iron Shell

    • UPS lost my package with 32GB HP Touchpad ordered from bestbuy.com on last minute fire sale. AARGH! 3 years ago
    • Just Pre Registered for Otacon 2011! C U in Baltimore. 3 years ago
    • Passing through Philly on the way back from a business trip. Having a Philly cheese steak at a local diner. 4 years ago
    • Hokkaido fair at Mitsuwa supermarket. Having a great miso ramen. 4 years ago
    • Aquarium with electronic fish. aka Secret Project.: http://wp.me/pGGTX-aw 4 years ago
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      Back in 2013, the Japanese government appointed me as a member of the "Creative Industries Internationalization Committee" [クリエイティブ産業国際展開懇談会] (CIIC) which was an initiative by METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry). Today I'm pleased to let you know that the Japanese Cabinet has now appointed me as a member of their "Cool Japan St […]
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      We had a great turnout for our first Mirai Photo Walk which was held in Tokyo on Feb 15th 2015. Despite the short 2 day notice, 30 people turned up for the networking event where we walked around to take photos, exchange ideas and contact details too. Folks from all corners of the world joined us including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Philippines, England, […]
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Otakon 2010. Baka to Photos to Anime. part 2

Week later, as soon as I had time, sorry for the delay, folks. A second part of the cosplay extravaganza that I photoed at this years Otakon.

Haruhi to Gekisou.
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Otakon 2010. Baka to Photos to Anime. part 1

My second venture to Baltimore for the largest anime convention on East coast. Was waiting for it, and unlike last tear booked my ticket about two month in advance, thus sparing myself from 2 and a half hours queuing under the blazing sun.
This time just walked into the main entrance and grabbed that badge.
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And so it went, three days non-stop fun.
Like I was mentioning in my older posts I’m very much into photography. Not professional at all, but rather just for fun.
Enjoy… Otacon 2010 from the inside of the iron shell.

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Tank had Breached Into New York Anime Festival!

Believe it or not, this is my second anime convention so far. A bit more than a year ago, I dived into this anime fandom and since then I can’t surface. Everything, manga, anime, art, music, web resources and certainly conventions are so captivating and exiting to me.

So, here’s New York Anime Festival or NYAF for short. It had been held in Jacob Javits Center in New York City, same complex where annual New York Auto Show takes place. Complex itself is pretty huge, but as I’ve been previously warned by one of my friends NYAF occupies only one section of the whole center, and yes it is tiny.

First time being to an anime convention I went to Otacon in Baltimore, Maryland, and oh my goodness it was ginormous – 2 huge buildings topped off with thousands of people. I had a blast there. I’m not saying that NYAF isn’t worth visiting, it certainly is. It’s just a little less fun.

Jacob Javits Center as it looks from the corner of East 34th st. and 11th Avenue:

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