Attack of the giant Pikachus

Aug 14, 2017

Attack of the giant Pikachus

More than 100 Pikachus danced and paraded in Yokohama on Monday as part of a festival celebrating the mobile phone game Pokemon Go. [video_embed number="2"] "When a lot of Pikachus appeared, they were so cute I couldn't handle it," said Ken Kuno, 36, after watching the ...

'Pokemon Go' deploys Snorlax to quake-hit Kyushu

Mar 3, 2017

'Pokemon Go' deploys Snorlax to quake-hit Kyushu

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The maker of "Pokemon Go" is now trying to draw visitors to quake-hit Kumamoto and Oita prefectures by increasing appearances made by a popular character in the hit smartphone game. The Snorlax, called Kabigon in Japan, will soon appear more often across Kumamoto and in ...

The top tech stories of 2016

/ Dec 30, 2016

The top tech stories of 2016

The Japan Times newsroom selected these tech and digital stories as the most important of 2016. 1. All systems go: For a few weeks in the summer, it seemed to be all that anyone was talking about was "Pokemon Go," an augmented-reality game you play ...