Not been to Akiba in ages and notice a lot of change. For a start, a load of familiar shops have closed down - some to be replaced by apparel shops. Asobit Chara City
is being replaced by a jeans shop!
It can seem at times that the government wants to get rid of the otaku stuff from Akiba. Just like the way some folks think that 911 was a ploy by the government to get rid of the two towers, some folks here think that the Akiba stabbings
was an excuse to close down the pedestrianized Sundays (Hokousha Tengoku
) and get rid of otaku.