Monthly Archives: July 2016

Tokyo Daytripper: Tokorozawa Aviation Museum

Despite having worked in close proximity to this place for about six years I had never even heard of this place until earlier this year when I was talking to a student about the Chikatetsu Subway Museum in Kasai. I casually … Continue reading

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July J-League Jaunts Taking-In Two Chiba Teams

As far as I’m concerned there’s only one team in Chiba and that’s Kashiwa Reysol! The reality though is that there are actually two sides based in this prefecture and they both play in yellow! The other team is called JEF United … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……”Alternative” Tokyo Filming Locations

Japan’s capital city has fairly strict laws when it comes to filming on the streets of Tokyo which is why we so often see scenes shot in hotels and in the back of taxi’s driving through the neon lights. It’s certainly not … Continue reading

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SHINJIrarenai! (Unbelievable!!)

The following article was written specifically for the Summer issue (#20) of J-Soccer magazine; Japan’s number one English language football publication. The editor chose the title for the piece and is rather fitting as the Japanese word shinjirarenai means unbelievable.   … Continue reading

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Taiwan 2016 Pt IV: Longshan Temple & Ximending

The capital of Taiwan is a very nice place and one that we really like but it’s certainly not the most beautiful of cities appearance-wise. Whilst there are some great sightseeing spots in and around the city we didn’t really do them … Continue reading

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Taiwan 2016 Pt III: Jiufen

  You’d think that getting out of a busy city and going to the mountains would result in a quiet break but that’s certainly not true of this place on the north east coast of Taiwan. Jiufen is an old town decorated … Continue reading

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Taiwan 2016 Pt II: Modern Toilet Restaurant

Who on earth would want to eat their food from a toilet bowl?! There are many people out there who would turn up their nose at the notion of this very quirky themed restaurant located on a backstreet of young persons … Continue reading

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Taiwan 2016 Pt I: Dining Out In Taipei

In the early days of our relationship, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed watching a food travel programme about Taipei and vowed to one day go there together to enjoy the many culinary delights which the Taiwanese capital city has to … Continue reading

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Another Live Rugby Match: Sunwolves Vs Waratahs

  Ever since that momentous late win for Japan against South Africa in the 2015 World Cup, rugby has been on the rise in the land of the rising sun. It’s that nickname combined with the wolf (representing bravery, strength and … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Jason Bourne Filming Locations

The self-titled Jason Bourne movie hits cinema screens at the end of this month (in most countries but not Japan of course!) and marks the return of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass for the first time since 2007. In the … Continue reading

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