Category Archives: TV Shows

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – Japan (Kanazawa)

Ever since the Shinkansen (bullet train) route between Tokyo and Kanazawa opened last year, reducing the travel time from five hours to two, tourists have been descending on the city in their droves to eat the many local delicacies and see such … 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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Tokyo Daytripper: Chikatetsu Subway Museum

Japan is one of those places which really seems to spark an interest in many people and then there are the true Japanophiles who have a real strong obsession with a certain part of Japanese culture. Back on Jan 10th … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Tokyo Fox Posts Of All Time!

Tokyo Fox is ten years old this month and here are the posts which have had the most number of hits during the last decade. 1. Tokyo Filming Locations #2 – Lost In Translation (2003): 29 November 2011   This one … 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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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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Click: Japan – BBC TV Special (2 Episodes)

  “Welcome to Japan where everything is slightly different” is the opening gambit for this two part special of the BBC’s flagship technology show and rarely have eight words summed things up so profoundly. The country’s fascination with robots is a … Continue reading

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