Monthly Archives: October 2016

A Spook-tacular Halloween (2016)

  The 60-90 minutes before the first kids Halloween party is always a fairly frantic and stressful affair for me as tables are dismantled and moved out of the classroom along with the chairs and pretty much any sign of regular school … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #15 – The Grudge 2 (2006)

‘The Grudge‘ (2004) may have been a carbon copy of the Japanese movie ‘Ju-on‘ (2002) but this American sequel was not a re-make and follows a different storyline to that of ‘Ju-on 2‘ (2003). To date there have been 11 … Continue reading

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Okinawa 2016 Pt III: J3 Football At FC Ryukyu

Going to watch the local football team wasn’t in my mind when I booked this trip but as soon as I found out they had a home game on that weekend I couldn’t deny myself the chance of seeing the match. … Continue reading

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Okinawa 2016 Pt II: Dining Out In Naha

Mention any part of Japan and it’s fairly likely that a Japanese person will be able to tell you the food specialities of that area. Food really is something of an obsession here and it took me a fair few … Continue reading

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Okinawa 2016 Pt I: Sightseeing In Naha

Even though it was not actually filmed in Okinawa the ‘Karate Kid Part II‘ (1986) actually gave me my first glimpse of Japanese life back in the eighties. I actually wrote about this ten years ago when I went to Okinawa-prefecture for the first … Continue reading

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On The Fox Trail……At Toyakawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin (Tokyo)

  Making this ‘On The Fox Trail…’ stuff into a series was never really my intention but dipping in and out of ‘The Fox And The Jewel‘ (1999) by Karen A. Smyers has certainly increased my knowledge about this topic. As I had … Continue reading

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Joanna Lumley’s Japan (3 Episodes)

  The celebrity travelogue is a well-worn but fairly trusted way of delivering ratings for TV stations and when this three part series aired on ITV last month I expected more of the usual formula of looking at everything weird and whacky … Continue reading

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