Monthly Archives: June 2012

On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part III – Tokyo

It’s back due to popular demand from none other than Barry Eisler; the author of the John Rain series of books. Thanks to Twitter I had a very short but enjoyable conversation with my favourite author earlier this month after … Continue reading

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‘Beyond The Movies’ – Behind The Scenes + Full Interview

‘Beyond The Movies’ is the title I’ve been using for the last few years on my Facebook film-related albums which feature mostly shooting locations but also include screenshots, memorabillia, exhibitions, toys, events and anything which takes the reader beyond the … Continue reading

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TF Film Review: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

I’ve been complaining for years about Japan always being last to see films released but every so often the tables are turned. I’ll be honest and admit that I probably wouldn’t have gone to see this if it hadn’t been … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Whoopi Goldburger!

Going out for a burger isn’t usually worthy of an entry on this site but the place I went to a couple of weeks ago is an interesting little place. Apart from the occasional 100 yen burger from McDonalds I … Continue reading

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日本 vs サモア (Japan vs Samoa)

Wishing for a break from all the football going on at Euro 2012, Mostyn and I decided to  head on down to the Chichibunomiya Rugby Ground near Gaienmae station not too far away from Omotesando. The Japan “Cherry Blossoms” were playing … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – ‘The Barbarian And The Geisha’ (1958)

‘You Only Live Twice‘ or ‘Walk Don’t Run‘ may be the more famous of the older films set in Japan but I recently encountered one from nearly a decade before those. Of course I was very much aware of John Wayne … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #11 – Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2006)

Of course this site focuses mainly on the locations of foreign productions but from time time we go off track whether it be soaps, dramas or even books. This time I hunted down a couple of pivotal locations from Japanese … Continue reading

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