Monthly Archives: April 2015

Star Wars ‘Visions’ Exhibition In Roppongi

The much anticipated Star Wars movie hits the big screen at the end of the year and despite my earlier reservations a couple of years ago I am now not so surprisingly on board with the story continuing. The second … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Family Arrive In Japan

In recent months Tokyo has seen a huge surge in visitors from overseas and among them were my eldest sister and family. For siblings living in different country’s we haven’t done too badly with three meetings in three different countries … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – “The Magic Spray” & “Another Safety Shot” Fanzines (1992-93)

Back in the late 1980’s and early 90’s, fanzines were fairly prolific and, along with nationwide staple ‘When Saturday Comes‘, many clubs had a variety of these publications being sold outside grounds offering an alternative and independent view of the … Continue reading

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Meet Tokyo’s……English Eikaiwa Teachers!

So far in this very occasional series we’ve met Tokyo’s train passengers and its fast food restaurant customers and now it’s time to get acquainted with the many people who come to Japan to teach. Of course each and every one of them … Continue reading

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TF Top 5……Otaku Shops In Tokyo

Since moving in together and getting married, my otaku collection has basically grind to a halt which is actually no bad thing as I was a somewhat inadvertent collector anyway who only built up a collection out of boredom and … Continue reading

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Review: Films Inspired By Japan – Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)

As Tokyo Fox is slowly running short of films ‘set’ in Japan to review, it’s time to start a new series analysing those movies inspired by Japan that have been set in other countries, most commonly the USA. Having been to the new … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Alternative Temples And Shrines In Tokyo

“I’m not really a temple or shrine kind of person” is a phrase I’ve heard a fair few times over the years I’ve been living in Japan. No doubt I’ve occasionally uttered those words myself but over time I’ve racked … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – San Diego (2002)

As much as I loved my time in New York city in 2012, it is still California on the west coast which I have the most affection for as that was where I first entered the country in 2002 before … Continue reading

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

The Tokyo trail of Barry Eisler’s fictional assassin continues (* Spoilers are included below, you have been warned!) and next up is the Nakagin Capsule Tower (page 125 & 130) in Ginza. This architectural wonder has featured a few times on Tokyo … Continue reading

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

In the last part of this series, Tokyo Fox brought you all the east Tokyo locations featured in the 2014 John Rain thriller ‘Graveyard Of Memories‘ which were shot in the space of a day spent cycling around the city. Catch up … Continue reading

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