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The 404 Show 1,637: Japan's Star Wars trailer, Candy Crush maker sells for $5.9B, remembering iPod 1 (show notes)

Russ and Jeff check out Japan's Star Wars trailer, discuss Activision's $5.9B King Digital acquisition, remember the first iPod, uncover the mystery of the Boston Garden Monkey and so much more on this week's show.

By 7 November 2015


Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo eyes Japan's car-averse youth (pictures)

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a new minivan-like concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. This self-driving car is powered by a fuel cell and has been designed to attract Japanese youngsters.

7 Images By 28 October 2015


Why Japan's game industry is falling behind: GameSpot Q&A

Project Phoenix director Hiroaki Yura sits down with Zorine Te to discuss the shift in Japan's game industry, and why Konami's troubling culture is unsurprising.

By 13 August 2015


Toyota reverses position, will replace millions of Takata airbag parts in Japan

The automaker had previously claimed that 1.6 million airbag inflators were safe, but a recent accident turned that decision around.

By 26 November 2015


Spending a night in Japan's robot-staffed hotel

CBS' Seth Doane reports from Nagasaki, Japan, where a hotel staffed entirely by robots opened this month.

By 24 July 2015


The Subaru WRX STI S207 is high-performance forbidden fruit everywhere but Japan

Only 400 copies of the 324-horsepower monster will be built.

By 29 October 2015


Would you like a selfie with that? Kirin fuses vending machines and photo booths in Japan

One of Japan's biggest beverage companies is rolling out a new model of vending machine that takes a picture and sends it through the popular Line messaging app to customers who buy a drink.

By 19 October 2015


Scalebound is expected to boost sales of the Xbox One in Japan

Scalebound's developer, Platinum Games, is also behind Bayonetta and Metal Gear Rising. And there's plenty of love for it in Japan.

By 29 September 2015


Godzilla is Japan's newest, most imposing citizen

The fine folks of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward have welcomed a famous new resident. The fictional monster Godzilla, who lives atop a movie theater in Shinjuku, gets residency papers.

By 4 June 2015


Amazon Prime steps up to battle Netflix in Japan

Amazon has announced it will bring video streaming to Amazon Prime customers in Japan, just days after Netflix announced it was partnering with a local telecommunications provider in the country.

By 27 August 2015