All-girl Japanese group has nearly 100 members, including one who's computer-generated; myriad otaku fans; and a new diplomatic assignment.
Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.
The rest of us may scream in terror, but these 1:12-scale loos suggest all sorts of freaky action-figure fun to titillate the otaku geek set.
Untold millions have gone into creating a bizarre floor show of 10-foot-tall robots and dancing girls.
Google+ chief Bradley Horowitz shows off a version of the high-profile app that lets people see and publish posts on Google's social network. Also: "dramatic" Google+ user growth.
AKB48's Aimi Eguchi is sweet, pretty, and perfect for legions of Japanese otaku geeks. Too bad she's not real. But does it even matter?
This week, we sorted through more than the usual share of Apple rumors, pretended to be working while we were really on Facebook, and worried that our smartphones are making our necks look bad.