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Tokyo 2016 Olympic Vote

Tokyo has been bidding for the 2016 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Today is the final vote in Copenhagen to decide which city will win the right to host the Games. Tokyo has been a strong front runner in the race. If Tokyo…

Tokyo 2016 Olympic Parade

Tokyo is bidding for the 2016 Olympics. With 9 days to go before the decision in Copenhagen, a parade was held in central Tokyo between Harajuku and Omotesando to mark the occasion. The last time Tokyo held the Olympics was in 1964.

Tokyo2016Today.com

Tokyo2016Today.com is a site focused on showing stories about Tokyo's bid for the 2016 Olympic / Paralympic Games. As some of you know, myself and 3 other Japan Bloggers have been writing stories about Tokyo's bid for the last few…

Odaiba Gundam on Flickr

Yesterday, flickr featured the 1/1 Gundam statue at Odaiba on its daily blog. They have an English and Chinese version of the blog. My photos of Gundam were featured in the Chinese version. You can see more of my flickr Gundam…

Big Sight Exhibition

I went out today to help out with some friends at an exhibition at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Odaiba. It was great to see so much activity in the area, with all halls full of exhibitors and participants. There were…

Olympic Kids

I attended an event as part of the Tokyo 2016 Olympic, Paralympic Bid at the Hatagaya Kindergarten in Shibuya. The children were excited about seeing real Olympians and the trampoline display.

Tokyo 2016 Project

Recently I have been busy working with 3 fellow J-Bloggers on a community blog project to support the Tokyo2016 Bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The site is called Tokyo2016Today.com My colleagues are Jill from kimonobox.com,…

NHK Olympic Concert

Sunday night, I attended the Olympic Concert 2009 hosted by NHK, at NHK Hall. With Tokyo bidding to get the 2016 Olympic Games, and the decision on that being announced less than 3 months away on October 2, 2009, there was plenty of…

Hatagaya, Olympics, Tokyo 2016

I was invited to an event held at the Fukuda kindergarten (福田幼稚園) in Hatagaya, Shibuya, over the weekend and attended with Shane Sakata from The Nihon Sun, a blog with great information on Japan travel. The kindergarten was…