Timeline: Akihabara

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● 1980’s:Accompanying the spread of the personal computer in household, major computer gaming chain stores appeared on the market.

● 1990’s:With the household chain stores appearing throughout the suburban outskirts of Tokyo, the sale of consumer durables at Akihabara was greatly reduced.

● 1994 年:The sale of computer goods increased.

● 2000 年:With name-brand computer sales in decline, otaku shops have arisen in their place.

● 2008 年:The Akihabara massacre took place on pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street.