Monthly Archives: April 2011

Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Into The Sun’ (2005)

Love him or hate him Steven Seagal films do a job. Admittedly its usually the same job and that is usually wooden acting, bad dialogue, unrealistic action scenes, pathetic plots and heavy duty martial arts action combat where the bad guys are … Continue reading

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Smoky Tokyo

This sign, with its bad English, appeared in the downstairs area of my apartment block recently and I have to say it took me by surprise. On the other hand it didn’t surprise me too much as this is Japan. By that, … Continue reading

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Stop! Hama-rikyu Time!

  Hamarikyu Gardens on the bank of Sumida-gawa river are well known to Tokyo tourists as they are often visited in conjunction with the must-see Asakusa Senso-ji temple by way of boat taking one between the two places. When my sisters … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III’ (1993)

Well I managed to sit through all 95 minutes of this movie which is set in feudal Japan (1185 to 1868). I will never ever get that time back! I watched this with one eye very much on how it inter-spersed the … Continue reading

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Cycling Kanda River In One Day

You can read ‘Cycling Kanda River In One Day’ – Prelude’ here. Within a few seconds of cycling alongside the river I stop at Yanagibashi which, according to the article that this ride was based on, was a red light district … Continue reading

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Cycling Kanda River In One Day – Prelude

Last year I read an article about cycling the length of Kanda River at a time when I was racking my brain to try and come up with a new Tokyo cycling challenge. In some ways I didn’t think it … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Zakuro

A couple of Sunday’s ago I went to ‘Zakuro’ which is a Persian restaurant in Nippori. My friend Peter found this place online and thought it might be interesting for a night out……and it was……although we probably won’t be rushing … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘Walk, Don’t Run’ (1966)

Set during the Tokyo Olympics of 1964 this was Cary Grant’s final film appearance and it sees him arrive in the Japanese capital on business but he is unable get any accommodation. Whilst at the British Embassy he sees an advert for an apartment which he … Continue reading

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London Film Museum – Star Wars Special

It seems kind of ironic that the highlight of the London Film Museum for most visitors is a Hollywood production! The main reason Richard Richard and I went there was to get our photo taken with droids C3P0 and R2D2 … Continue reading

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