Monthly Archives: June 2014

On Screen #4 – Brazil

With Brazil hosting this years FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic games there is a lot of focus on the nation which has given the world samba, coffee, caipirinha, Copacabana, the Amazon and some of the worlds greatest ever football players. It … Continue reading

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TF Recipes #4 – Wasabi On Toast

Following on from such legendary Tokyo Fox dishes as Natto on toast, Sashimi on toast and Miso on toast it’s time to up the ante a bit and so, in association with the mysterious Neil’s Meals blog, we bring you wasabi-on-toast….as well … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Top 10 Chiba Sights

It’s quite easy to knock Chiba but I will always have a strong affection for the place as its where my Japan adventure began all those years ago in a small apartment in Matsudo-shi. As transport links to Tokyo are good, … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Riding One Of Tokyo’s Last Surviving Tram Lines Pt II

If you thought it was all a bit kid-orientated in part one of this trip then fear not as the Tokyo Fox journey along the Toden Arakawa line continues on to the other end of the spectrum. Shin-Koshinzuka is a 15 minute … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Riding One Of Tokyo’s Last Surviving Tram Lines Pt I

Recent trips around Japan to the likes of Hiroshima in March and Nagasaki in April have given me the opportunity to ride around on their excellent trams and I guess I must have been feeling nostalgic for these street cars last month … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……’Alternative’ Museums In Tokyo

There have been many times in the past that I have visited museums when in new cities just because of a sense of obligation to do so due to what the guide books say. Japanese people tend to sleep in … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Music Videos Filmed In Japan

One of the most popular articles on Tokyo Fox over the years has been a feature called ‘Turning Japanese – Songs About Japan’ which was written in 2008 (and constantly updated since!) about international artists often feeling the need to put pen to paper … Continue reading

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World Cup Opening Titles: Japan/Korea 2002

Whenever there’s a World Cup on the horizon the media tend to look back at past tournaments and so, as a Japanese based website, this as a good opportunity to look back at the 2002 tournament which Japan co-hosted alongside neighbours … Continue reading

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

The hugely successful re-boots of both the Batman and 007 film series’ back in the middle of the last decade showed that their was a great thirst for such things and so the John Rain series’ of books has followed … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Out & About In Ota

When I first started dating my girlfriend she lived with her parents in Ota-Ku (Ota City) and it wasn’t too long before I was invited to her neck of the woods to meet her family. Apart from the similar wordplay … Continue reading

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