Tokyo’s Akihabara district draws throngs not only with its hundreds of electronics shops but also because it is the mecca for “otaku” computer geeks, and fans of “manga” and “anime” pop culture. Akihabara is located less than five minutes by rail from Tokyo Station. Its name is frequently shortened to Akiba in Japan. Akihabara is a major shopping area for electronic, computer, anime, and otaku goods, including new and used items.
Nissan is recalling 70,000 Sunderland-built Qashqais because of a possible fault with the steering mechanism.The recall affects vehicles built between November 2006 and June 2007, which were fitted with a component found to be faulty. Letters have been sent to the affected Qashqai owners across the world to arrange for the fault to be remedied.