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The “Other” Olympic Museum In Tokyo

The all-new Tokyo Olympic Museum opened in mid-September last year and is located across the road from the Japan National Stadium (Kokuritsu kyōgijō) which hosted it’s inaugural sporting event – the 2019 Emperor’s Cup final – on January 1st this … Continue reading

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Tokyo To Host 2020 Olympics

The trains weren’t exactly abuzz this morning with locals excitedly discussing the fresh news that came from Argentina during the night time but being almost-silent on public transport is how things are done here anyway. The local population’s poor support … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #6 – Walk Don’t Run (1966)

This film proved to be Cary Grant’s swan-song and it was mostly set in and around Toranomon during the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. On his arrival in the Japanese capital on business he turns up at Hotel Okura (below) in the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Olympic Museum

With my home country getting ready for the 2012 Olympics and my adopted country hoping for a chance to host the 2016 games I decided to hit the Olympic trail the other Friday and visit my second museum in two days. Following the previous … Continue reading

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