ALF Autopsy Remember Laser disc? No, me neither. I'd heard of them but never seen one (as the format was extremely rare in Europe) until I went to Japan about five years ago. It's got this reputation as being a country in the future, and yes there is technology everywhere. Some of it cutting edge, but you're just as likely to find fax machines, toaster ovens, punch cards, floppy discs and indeed Laser discs.
In Osaka, Japan's second city, a giant megalopolis of epic overpasses and neon lights, Laser discs are even today readily available. In Den Den Town, the city's electronics and outtake haven, Laser discs line shelves alongside VHS and DVD. I was over there to work as an English teacher, but in my spare time I wandered around the multitudinous alleyways, subways and high streets. Exploring, walking, drinking sake One Cups and eating Kawasaki and yowza at all hours.
In the district of Den Den Town, also known as Nipponese, there was plenty to interest the Western tourist. Maid caf