Monthly Archives: December 2015

TF Top 20……Filming Location Trips For 2015

Filming location entries on Tokyo Fox have been dwindling the last couple of years but somehow 2015 has been a bumper one for movie location blogs. It’s a little London-centric at times and has in the main included just topping up pre-existing entries … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015 In Tokyo

  It may come as a bit of a surprise to know that this year was the first time I have ever stayed in Tokyo for Christmas. Back in December 2003 I worked on December 25th for N*va (and had a … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – Christmas In Australia (2001)

Over recent years I have spent Christmas in the likes of Myanmar, Guatemala and Vietnam but none of them really felt like the festive season as was the case the first time I spent it away from home. That was … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Japanese Star Wars Snacks

The much anticipated 7th Star Wars film is finally here and it really is hard to escape the merchandising frenzy which has long been associated with the saga. Over the years it seems that just about every conceivable product has had … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Safari African Restaurant Bar (Ethiopia)

It’s a little sad that for over three decades now my only images of Ethiopia are the ones from its famine in the early 1980’s which featured in the Band Aid video ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas Time?’ (1984). That … Continue reading

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London Filming Locations: Love Actually (2004)

When December rolls round each year I tend to watch ‘Love Actually‘ (2004), especially if I’m going back to the UK and want to get in the mood for Christmas. During many of these trips to the nations capital over … Continue reading

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Return To Batam Island (Indonesia)

The main reason for flying to Singapore was not actually to see the Star Wars starfighters or to dine out in the hawker centres but to take the boat to Batam in Indonesia to visit my sister and her family. … Continue reading

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Singapore 2015 Pt II: A Day In Singapore

As I concluded the third and final part of my Singapore 2014 saga I said that I would be returning one day with my wife in tow. Just over a year later and that came true as we arrived in … Continue reading

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Singapore 2015 Pt I: The Force Is Strong At Changi Airport

The journey towards ‘The Force Awakens‘ began with #ForceFriday on September 4th and ever since then ‘Star Wars‘ commercial and marketing tie-ins with all kinds of products and places have been popping up around the world. One such example included … Continue reading

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Moving In 2015

Itabashi-ku has been the home of the all-new Tokyo Fox Global Operations Centre since the start of October and so far it’s all been mostly good and our old place in Shinjuku-ku already seems such a long, long time ago! Of … Continue reading

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