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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #26

Many of the parks and children’s playgrounds in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, are quite poor compared to other countries in terms of space, surroundings and a lack of grass. However, a handful of them do tend to possess extremely creative structures … Continue reading

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3 Hour Return Journey On My New Bicycle To Find The Mystery Drink Dispensing Vending Machine!

Meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time can be a memorable occasion and the journey there can be a nervy one for many. When it happened to me eight years ago though, my mind was perhaps over-consumed by the … Continue reading

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TF Top 20……Films Set In Japan From The 2000s

  In terms of the total number of films ‘set’ in Japan, the decade 2000-2009 was the most productive by far and one that included some very famous movies. Hopefully, I’ve been fairly extensive and have reviewed every one of them … Continue reading

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Review: Films Inspired By Japan – Equals (2015)

“Inspired” by Japan may be pushing it but this science fiction romance drama set in a futuristic utopian universe was mostly filmed in Japan so purely for that reason it will be reviewed here on Tokyo Fox! Whenever Japan has been used … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Stopover Tokyo (1957)

An American intelligence agent is sent to Tokyo to track down a Communist spy ring is the blurb but if I hadn’t read that beforehand then I probably wouldn’t have been aware of such a thing! For an espionage film, … Continue reading

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TF Recipes #5 – Red Caviar On Toast

The least regular series is back on Tokyo Fox for the first time in six years, and a decade on from the inaugural TF Recipes post! I actually had the idea to do this particular “dish” many, many years ago … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Earthquake Bird (2019)

This Netflix movie was released on the video-on-demand streaming service on November 15th and is based on the novel of the same name (2001) by British author Susanna Jones. It stars Swedish actress Alicia Vikander who’s done films in her native Swedish … Continue reading

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Doing The Star Wars Tokyo Metro Stamp Rally In One Day……By Bicycle!

  When I went to the Star Wars Identities interactive exhibition on it’s opening day in August I picked up a booklet in the station for a stamp rally. I didn’t even look at it for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #22

Many of the parks and children’s playgrounds in Japan, particularly in Tokyo, are quite poor compared to other countries in terms of space, surroundings and a lack of grass. However, a handful of them do tend to possess extremely creative structures … Continue reading

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A Manic Sunday As Wales & Australia Met At The Rugby World Cup

  The group stages of the Rugby World Cup throw up a mix of predictable one-sided games, some mammoth clashes and a few surprises too. Rugby giants New Zealand faced off against South Africa on the opening weekend, England will play … Continue reading

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