Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hiroshima 2014 Pt I – Gokurakujiyama & Shukkei-en Garden

Obviously the two main sights to see when in Hiroshima are the Peace Memorial Park &  Museum and Miyajima but having done them both on each of my previous two visits in 2005 and 2013 I was wondering what else … Continue reading

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Leicester City Shop In Bangkok Airport!

Obviously the title of this piece gives the answer away but just about everyone is surprised to hear that its Leicester City, and not Manchester United, Liverpool or Chelsea, who are the English football team allocated the most space in … Continue reading

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On The Trail Of John Rain (雨) Part V – Bangkok

Recently author Barry Eisler wrote on his website that his previous publishing contracts were amicably terminated thereby giving him the rights back. That meant no more “ridiculous compromises” to use his words and so the Rain play-on-words titles, which had nothing to do with the stories, … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – House Of Bamboo (1955)

When it comes to films set in Japan there are usually two sorts of movie; those from many decades ago which usually feature a geisha of some kind and those more modern ones where the protagonist arrives in Japan for … Continue reading

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The Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure – South To Kyoto

It’s very rare in this day and age of television viewing that I actually have to wait a whole week to watch the follow-up programme of something I’m interested in but thats exactly what I had to do regarding the … Continue reading

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15 ‘Fake’ Bond Filming Locations

Part of the appeal of the 007 franchise for many is that the 23 official films have given viewers a snapshot of world travel taking them to all corners of the globe. The list of countries the secret agent has … Continue reading

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‘Tokyo FoxCast’ Podcast Available To Download For Free On iTunes

It’s got to be said that I never had any intention to make a podcast of my interview with BBC Radio Leicester’s Ian Stringer. The original idea had been to just use the Voice Memo app on my smart phone … Continue reading

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The Hairy Bikers Asian Adventure – Tokyo

Following on from their adventures in Hong Kong and Thailand this pair of British TV personalities fulfilled a lifetime ambition when they came to Japan for a couple of weeks. Two Japan shows have been filmed and the first one, … Continue reading

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TF Recipes #3 – Natto On Toast

No sooner had Tokyo Fox wrapped up the last TF Recipes entry and thoughts turned to what the next specialities could be. Natto (fermented soy beans) had been chosen and, what do you know, but within a few weeks those … Continue reading

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TF Interview…..With Football Commentator Ian Stringer

Following the soaring success of the last TF interview with author Tim Andrewartha its about time for another one. Whilst in the legendary Gonpachi (a.k.a. the ‘Kill-Bill’ place) restaurant in Nishi-Azabu I sat down with BBC Radio Leicester’s football commentator Ian Stringer. Having been interviewed by … Continue reading

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