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Tokyo.JapanTimes Launch

Some explanation and speeches about the new Tokyo Site and the Japan Times.
Some explanation and speeches about the new Tokyo Site and the Japan Times.

The launch party for the new Tokyo.JapanTimes.co.jp Site was on tonight at Roppongi Hills. Lots of people gathered to hear about the launch and catch up. The Site is focused on photos taken showing the beauty and culture of Tokyo.

The room was quite dark and if you look at the camera detail for a few shots you can see the ISO heading up over 1000 quickly. One shot was around 4000 ISO but the noise quality still held together well.

A full room for the launch part of tokyo.japantimes.co.jp
A full room for the launch part of tokyo.japantimes.co.jp
Drinks and conversation to start the night.
Drinks and conversation to start the night.
Prizes to be won for the best tweets. Looks like a copy of the Akihabara Guide by White Rabbit Press. I have a contest coming up soon with this as a prize also.
Prizes to be won for the best tweets. Looks like a copy of the Akihabara Guide by White Rabbit Press. I have a contest coming up soon with this as a prize also.
Steve Nagata setting up for a photo of the crowd.
Steve Nagata setting up for a photo of the crowd.
Checking the nights twitter activity.
Checking the nights twitter activity.
A Canon Powershot in action getting some cool angles across the bar and back into the crowd.
A Canon Powershot in action getting some cool angles across the bar and back into the crowd.
Danny Choo, aka Tokyo Stormtrooper was in attendance.
Danny Choo, aka Tokyo Stormtrooper was in attendance.
These beautiful models were at the event taking a few photos. They agreed to my request to capture a few shots. Thank you.
These beautiful models were at the event taking a few photos. They agreed to my request to capture a few shots. Thank you.
All three were enjoying the photo session. The light was quite low in the room. I wish we could have been in a studio with good lighting.
All three were enjoying the photo session. The light was quite low in the room. I wish we could have been in a studio with good lighting.
A very playful moment. It would be nice to meet up again and take some more photos.
A very playful moment. It would be nice to meet up again and take some more photos.
The people kept turning up after the event began. This was definitely the place to be.
The people kept turning up after the event began. This was definitely the place to be.
Checking out the camera.
Checking out the camera.
Lots of drinks being served up keeping the bartenders busy.
Lots of drinks being served up keeping the bartenders busy.
Nice conversation over a bottle of bubbly.
Nice conversation over a bottle of bubbly.
Standing room only in this Roppongi Hills venue.
Standing room only in this Roppongi Hills venue.
Friends enjoying the event.
Friends enjoying the event.
Joseph Tame from TameGoesWild and of course White Rabbit Press, and Twinkle !
Joseph Tame from TameGoesWild and of course White Rabbit Press, and Twinkle !
Raymond and Jonny Li test out the strobing effects.
Raymond and Jonny Li test out the strobing effects.
I get a demonstration of strobe painting from Jonny Li
I get a demonstration of strobe painting from Jonny Li
The J for Japan Times gets painted out.
The J for Japan Times gets painted out.
and the T is also made. Great effects you can achieve with a simple flash.
and the T is also made. Great effects you can achieve with a simple flash.
You can never have too many business cards. Danny takes time out to exchange cards with guests.
You can never have too many business cards. Danny takes time out to exchange cards with guests.
A long night for the Stormtrooper. Time to sit down and reflect on the day.
A long night for the Stormtrooper. Time to sit down and reflect on the day.

Do you have events like this you attend regularly?

24 Comments on this Post

  1. hey there nice to meet you at the event! though we didn’t speak to each other. looking forward to join these social events again. :)

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  2. NekoLover

    First time seeing Steve Nagata’s Face XD

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  3. NekoLover

    Still amazed at that JT Flash effect , Whats that technology ?

    Danny Choo is always on the move with his armour ^_^

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    • do you mean the effect on the top of the web page? That is JQuery :)

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      • I think NekoLover was referring to the light-painting. If that’s the case, you just do a little longer exposure on your camera while someone moves a light in the shape of, well, whatever.

        Any light source will do. I use my iPhone and the Flashlight app sometimes for this. You can pick different colors too.

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        • ok, Jonny had me set the camera to “bulb” and then hold my finger down on the shutter release until he had finished moving the flash around. quite an interesting effect. color would be good to try too.

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  4. …and our Danny ^^

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  5. I like the lenses that give the “where is the focus ><", like pic no.2.
    Great set of photos, dark place but very clear pics.

    I never had the opportunity to go events like this, but I'm professionally too young to be "heavy" enough.
    Not yet there…

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    • Any lens can do that if you don’t properly focus *lol*

      Anyway, looked like a cool social networking event; the location looks really snazzy.

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  6. The inevitable Danny Choo!

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  7. Joseph is so shy!

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  8. Hello Kitty likes to attend these. lol

    http//hellokittylimited.blogspot.com

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  9. I couldn’t make it this time. It’s difficult to be everywhere :(

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  10. whipcracker

    Tokyo.JapanTimes Launch, Japan Living http://bit.ly/cktu4E Another great looking event for bloggers and non bloggers in Japan to meet up. It wouldn’t be an event without the world famous Danny Choo and Shibuya246 in attendence. I’m not in any social circle to attend event like these. Who knows one day maybe. That lighting effect is really cool, maybe you could experiment w/it more. Yes Joesph Tame looks shy in photos but watching his videos on you tube, he sure can get wound up and is really funny. :)
    I like the layout at the top of the page. :) Have you gotten that login in box where it stays on the page, so I can use my type-it -in program?

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  11. Lucky he’s not camera shy or anything!

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  12. Who is this? He looks familiar.

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  13. This is a nice, candid shot

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  14. Does Danny ever get a break?

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  15. Looks like a great night……again, quite jealous!!

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