Stage 1: Japan is the first stage of Pulseman.
Beatrice discovers that the Galaxy Gang invaded a TV station and plans to use it to control people, and she warns Pulseman. After managing to make his way through Japan for a short bit, and a short walk in cyberspace, Pulseman arrives at the news station in question. Once inside, he is assaulted by a series of flying cameras and various electrical equipment. Eventually Pulseman happens across the stage boss, a Galaxy Gang member utilizing a VR interface to use a virtual hand that is effectively controlling and destroying most of the technology inside of the News Station. Pulseman enters the boss arena, destroys the digital hand, then exits cyberspace where he promptly smacks the boss, causing his technology to explode and injuring him in the process.