Maid Cafe Owner Employed 14 Year Olds, Gets Arrested

Breaking news from the Naniwa Ward in downtown Osaka where we hear that the owner of a popular maid cafe franchise, “Maidream”, has been arrested for employing 14 year olds to work in the cafe. A maid cafe is a place where the attendees are “masters” and the maids wait on them, hand and foot. The problem stems from the fact that it is illegal to employ a child under 15 … Continue reading Maid Cafe Owner Employed 14 Year Olds, Gets Arrested

Japan Spotlight – Akihabara

Any Otakus visiting Japan must go past Akihabara. I’ve been fortunate enough to have gone a few times during our two trips to Japan and I can vouch for the eye opening experience it is. The whole district is one big oasis for anything and everything relating to modern Japanese pop culture. There are literally endless shops filled with anime, manga, video games, J-Pop music … Continue reading Japan Spotlight – Akihabara