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Tokyo Filming Locations #19 – Tokyo Pop (1988)

When director Fran Rubel Kuzui made ‘Tokyo Pop’ (1988) it was very much the height of the bubble era for the economy in Japan. It is a delightfully fluffy kitsch piece of ’80s nostalgia with a certain simple charm. Production took … Continue reading

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Dining Out: 10 Yen Sushi In Tokyo!

When it comes to Japan’s most famous dish, I have to admit that I’m a man of simple pleasure and taste. I’m just as happy with the cheap family-style places (and all their bastardised sushi plates!) as I am with … Continue reading

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Live Basketball Play Off Final In Tokyo

What I thought I knew about basketball before going to this live game could probably have been written on a very small piece of paper. However, as the game tipped off, I soon discovered that I knew more than I … Continue reading

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“Momiji” Comes To Tokyo On Her Holidays

Autumn time is famed for its beautifully coloured leaves (and for these fine specimens too!) with the red ones known as momiji a.k.a. Japanese red maple tree but a far prettier sight was on hand for us this Fall as my … Continue reading

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One Love Jamaican Festival 2008

This Jamaican festival took place a few weeks ago (Sunday 18th May) in Yoyogi Park and I was there inevitably filling the day with my p*ss-poor Jamaican accent (“Yeah Mon!” and “Beer-can” etc), Bob Marley jokes* and ‘Cool Runnings‘ references which kept my … Continue reading

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Sundays In Harajuku

Thanks to Gwen Steffani many people who haven’t been to Tokyo may have heard of Harajuku due to a few references in a couple of her songs. This place is famed for its extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles with Takeshita Dori … Continue reading

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