Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Sign Of (Slight) Power!

Where I work in Shibuya has a short walkway area leading to the lift which takes people up to the school on the fourth floor. This area is undercover and protected from the wind and rain. With the majority of Japanese … Continue reading

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Please Do It Again – The Tokyo Metro Poster Campaign

Back in October 2008 I reported on the ‘Do it at home’ poster campaign by Tokyo Metro basically telling people to mind their manners on the trains. This included things like not applying make-up in public, noise-pollution from earphones, using … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back which for many, many years was my favourite film of the saga. That changed last year though to Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope following my … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Shinrin Koen Park

My girlfriend and I used the recent Golden Week holiday to finally spend a couple of days together which is a rarity in such a workaholic country. On May 1st we went to Shinrin Koen which is a huge park … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: Green Zone (2010)

It seems that its impossible to talk about Green Zone without mentioning the Bourne franchise (which I absolutely loved) so now that I have got that reference out of the way we can move on. This movie came out a couple of … Continue reading

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Leicester Pay The Penalty

The end of season play-offs have a reputation for providing some of the most exciting drama in the football season and this year was no exception. Sadly, for us Leicester fans we came out on the wrong side of such … Continue reading

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Sayonara Yoyogi School

The end of March brought about the end to my short time (6 months) in Yoyogi school although bizarrely I was there the following week to cover myself! When I started in October I took on some of the most badly … Continue reading

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TF Recipes #1: Miso On Toast

A first for this website. Cooking instructions for making an authentic Japanese dish(?) as recommended to me by my friend Neil. Follow these five simple steps. Step One: Empty the contents of a Miso soup packet on to one or … Continue reading

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Nakizumo – Sumo Wrestlers Making Babies Cry!

This event, which took place behind Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, was one of those ‘Only in Japan’ occasions and featured a couple of sumo wrestlers holding a baby each with the winner being the first one (the baby, not the … Continue reading

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Darth Vader: Who Is My Boss?!!

This mobile phone company poster/billboard recently appeared all over the stations of Tokyo though god knows what its all supposed to mean. While in Shibuya last Friday I took the opportunity to take a few photos of the ‘viral’ campaign … Continue reading

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