Electric Japan

ASIAN 2260

Persona 2

Jesse

"New World Order" unearths Sumaru Kiyotada's mummy from Honmaru Park

1980

The First Shin Megami Tensei is Released in Japan

10/30/1992

Police State becomes codified in Japan

1999

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment is released

06/29/2000

Internet Underculture

Tyler

First Anonymous BBS, Ayashii World, founded

1996

2Ch Founded by Hiroyuki Nishimura

1999

4Chan is founded as American copy of 2Chan

2003

Train Man Incident on 2Ch

2004

Operation Habbo Hotel: Anonymous becomes a physical manifestation

2006

Operation Megaupload: Anonymous targets the Government

2012

Cellphone Culture

Mike

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone offers Japan's first mobile phone service

1985

NTT DoCoMo begins its i-mode Internet service

1999

NTT DoCoMo premiers the world's first 3G service

2001

Apple becomes Japan's top phone maker in 2012

01/01/2012

Robot Kingdom

First Giant Robot, Kagaku Senshi New York ni Shutsugensu, released in manga

1943

Astro Boy is released

1951

Tetsujin 28-go begins giant robot genre

1956

Mazinger Z, the first true mecha, is released

1972

Mobile Suit Gundam revolutionizes mecha genre

1979