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Cycling Round The Yamanote Line In The Opposite Direction To 12 Years Ago!

Within a year or two of completing our initial circuit of the Yamanote Line in 2009, my friend Michael mentioned doing the cycle ride again but in reverse! I immediately dismissed that idea and forgot about it for many, many … Continue reading

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No Staff. No Scanning. It’s The A.I. Convenience Store In Tokyo

Japan has something of a reputation overseas as being a technologically advanced country. It’s generally not true though as it still uses fax machines, has limited ATM hours, a reliance on paperwork, hanko stamps (rather than signatures) and cash is … Continue reading

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#WeStopAtNothing! Platform Zeros In Japan, Z Stations In Tokyo & The Opening Of A New Yamanote Line Station

For about a decade now I’ve always been impressed by the sight of a Platform 0. There’s something slightly mystical and Harry Potter-like about such platforms and one has to wonder why some stations have them whether it be because … Continue reading

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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #6 – Dinosaur Park

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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Interesting Japanese Playground Structures #4 – Beetle Slide

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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Moving Out 2015

The Tokyo Fox Global Operations Centre will have a new home from October. Yes that’s right, it’s time to up sticks again and move on after 2.5 years in our current residence. For the last couple of weeks, my wife and I have … Continue reading

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Cycling The Yamanote Line

A couple of years ago a colleague wrote an article in our company’s in-house magazine about walking round the Yamanote line which is the circular line connecting most of the main stations in the heart of Tokyo. From that moment on I … Continue reading

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