Yodobashi Camera is one of the biggest electronics retailers in Tokyo, packing more than a few unusual gizmos. Crave peeks inside.
Founded in Tokyo in 1960, Yodobashi Camera is one of Japan's largest electronics retailers and sold some $8.2 billion of merchandise in the year to April 2012.
Its flagship store is just outside Shinjuku Station, one of the world's busiest train hubs, and consists of 14 wings selling everything from smartphones and refrigerators to hobby goods and adult DVDs.
Despite the ubiquity of smartphones and e-mail, Japan still loves old-school means of communication, particularly fax machines.
Japan's Internet Fax Research Institute conducted a survey that found 87.5 percent of Japanese businessmen believe the fax is an indispensable tool for business. Meanwhile, nearly 60 percent of Japanese households still have fax machines that also function as landline telephones.