Gadget heaven for Japanese geeks

With broadband connections ten times faster than the US and 90% of the population owning mobile phones, it is not surprising that Japan has its own "Electronic Town".

Called Akihabara, it is the centre of "otaku" or "geek" culture in Tokyo.

In the district it is possible to buy anything from spy cameras to underground computer games.

"Tokyo is the hot bed for new electronics in the whole world," said Serkan Toto, Japanese correspondent for the Tech Crunch news blog.

"Japan is a very advanced technology-wise, it's a nation of early adopters."

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