Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dining Out: Little Myanmar In Takadanobaba

Whilst everyone in Tokyo knows that Shin Okubo is the home of all things Korean it is not such common knowledge that just one station along the Yamanote line there is a community of Burmese restaurants and bars. Takadanobaba (also … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #14 – House Of Bamboo (1955)

This Sam Fuller directed film was released a decade after the end of WWII and Japan has of course transformed itself quite a bit since then. ‘House Of Bamboo‘ was the first post-war American movie to be filmed in Japan and as you … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Cars 2 (2011)

Always keen to add a twist or two to these ‘set in Japan’ reviews here is the first  review of an animated movie. My sister told me at Christmas that ‘Cars 2‘ featured Japan and I had hoped to watch it … Continue reading

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Meeting A Leicester City Legend

Ask Foxes fans to compile their all-time Leicester City XI and the chances are that one of the centre back positions would be filled by Matt Elliott. The gravelly-voiced former City captain has been working as a match-day summariser for … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Movie locations being faked has been a bit of a fascination for me these last few years. Many different places have been used to replicate the likes of Afghanistan, Myanmar and Vietnam but who would’ve thought that this Stanley Kubrick film did the … Continue reading

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Japan-Related References In The Simpsons

It’s a fact that one of my lasting images of Japan came not from one of the many movies ‘set’ in Japan but Homer Simpson continuing to just walk through the paper walls when he and his family came to … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – New Zealand v England One Day International (2002)

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 begins on Valentines Day with Australia and New Zealand sharing hosting duties and England play their second game against the latter in Wellington on February 20th which has brought back memories of the one and only time I … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Sliding Doors (1999)

Whilst back in England recently I watched this rom-com with Gwyneth Paltrow. Well, obviously not with her but I did view this 92 minute film and recognised many of the locations from the nations capital so when I travelled down … Continue reading

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A Tour Of The BBC Radio Leicester Studios And Watching The Football Forum Show

As a lover of the wireless, the highlight of my trip into Leicester earlier this year came when I popped into the BBC Radio Leicester studios which are located at 9 St Nicholas Place adjacent to the medieval Guildhall and Leicester Cathedral as featured in … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Yokohama Yamate Museum Of Tennis

The first Grand Slam of the 2015 tennis season has concluded and we’ve witnessed two fantastic finals contested by four great players but ultimately it was Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic who deservedly reigned supreme against Maria Sharapova and Andy … Continue reading

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