Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pain, Agony And Torture – My Week Of Hell

You’d think that a week where Leicester City went top of the Premier League would be a good one but that wonderful achievement could only slightly mask what personally was a nightmare six days for me. My tale began last Thursday … Continue reading

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Review: Films Inspired By Japan – Star Wars (1977)

  For the average Star Wars fan this may come as a bit of a surprise but many Star Wars fanboys (and girls) and Japanophiles are aware of how much Star Wars was influenced by Japanese cinema and particularly the … Continue reading

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On Screen #7 – Cambodia

This south-east Asian country is one with such a troubled past so it is with a hint of embarrassment that my gateway to all things Cambodian came from a movie based on a popular video game. Yes, it was indeed … Continue reading

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The Central Tokyo Temple Resembling A Spaceship!

One of the most popular Tokyo Fox posts ever is ‘Music Video’s Filmed In Japan‘ and ever since it appeared in June 2014 people have been commenting on it to let me know of other promotional videos which were filmed … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Star Wars Filming Locations

When ‘The Force Awakens‘ hits cinema’s worldwide mid-December it will bring a 22 year wait to an end as the story of Luke, Han, Leia, Chewie, R2D2, C3P0 and so on continues. Of course there’s a brand new supporting cast … Continue reading

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The Process Of Becoming A Homeowner In Japan

As reported in ‘Moving Out 2015‘ the Tokyo Fox Global Operations Centre has indeed found a new home and it’s back to Itabashi-ku that we go just over 2.5 years after I moved out of Kami Itabashi to move in … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – The Yakuza (1974)

To mark the first anniversary of Japanese acting legend Ken Takakura passing away it is time for Tokyo Fox to look at ‘The Yakuza‘; one of his most memorable Hollywood film appearances which was directed by Sidney Pollack, and written by Paul … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Ohara Training Ground In Saitama

It’s probably fair to say that I have embraced Japanese football these last couple of years and the 2015 season has seen me take in a handful of live games in the likes of Hiroshima, Sapporo, Yokohama, Omiya, Urawa, Kashiwa … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Meet The Neighbours Night (2002)

30 years ago an Australian soap started and it wasn’t too long after that (maybe the Summer of 1987 as it didn’t screen in the UK until 1986) that I started watching it one afternoon in the holidays as my mum … Continue reading

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The Japanese Way Of Sending Someone Off To That Place In The Sky

Earlier in the year, I got to experience something very Japanese that not so many of the foreigners I know have got to encounter. No, I’m not talking about mud festivals, sumo wrestlers making babies cry or even playing Pantsu Getta but I’m … Continue reading

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