Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Spook-tacular Halloween (2011)

Three 90 minute kids parties in the space of 5.5 hours in Hibarigaoka school yesterday left me feeling exhausted. I should have known better really but when asked a while back I was more than happy to team-up again with colleague … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘The Grudge’ (2004)

With Halloween on the horizon I thought it would be topical to review a horror movie. ‘The Grudge’ is actually a re-make of ‘Ju-on’ but unlike most re-makes it is done by the same director Takashi Shimizu albeit with an American … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant

When it comes to my all-time favourite movies I often forget about ‘Forrest Gump‘ but it’s got to be up there near the top and only a few months ago did I hear that there were a couple of Bubba Gump Restaurants in … Continue reading

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Review: Books Set In Japan – ‘The Man With The Red Tattoo’ (2002)

A slight tweak on the Tokyo Fox ‘Review: Films Set In Japan…’ series for this one-off special book review. I’ve never read any 007 novels and I only came across this a couple of years back when I was surfing the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: For Fox Sake! Not Another Trip To Kawagoe!

This blog is called Tokyo Fox and that is my username on twitter too but there are very few references to Leicester City (whose nickname is the Foxes and is where my name obviously derives from) on here these days apart … Continue reading

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iPod Docking Station

My iPod is nearly six years old but only recently did I purchase a docking station for it. I’ve never really felt the need for one as I usually just listen on the computer or headphones but with the former on its … Continue reading

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Things I’ve Never Done In Tokyo

Over the many years I’ve lived in Japan I like to think I have done more than most in terms of seeing and doing things. Of course there are quite a few places I still haven’t been to outside of the capital such … Continue reading

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Senior Teacher Position

I have been working for my company at Shibuya school since 2005 and don’t really have any desire to move ‘up the ladder’ but when the Senior Teacher position became available in that school recently I decided to go for … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Yoshimi Hyaku-Ana WWII Caves Re-Visited

I recently went back to see these caves (with my girlfriend) which I wrote about last year as well as the cliff-face hotel carved out by one man which is just round the corner from it. I even wrote about it … Continue reading

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