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Tokyo Night Driving Live

My friend starting using Ustream from his iPhone recently and recorded this drive on the highway in Tokyo tonight. He was driving back from the golf range coming over the Rainbow Bridge past Odaiba and into Tokyo.…

Tokyo Midtown Park

The Tokyo Midtown office and shopping complex in Roppongi is a great place for a Sunday afternoon stroll. The garden area is full of greenery, and when you are finished you can head back indoors to enjoy the many restaurants and shops.

Tokyo Midtown Illuminations

The Christmas Illuminations have been up for a while at Tokyo Midtown. Each place lit up for Christmas in Tokyo seems to have a different feel to it at night. The main color for Tokyo Midtown felt like it was blue.

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…

Haneda Airport Jinrikisha

ANA has started a Jinrikisha service for passengers at Haneda Airport. Once you have cleared the security check and you are making your way to the terminal gate, the staff will ride you and your luggage in style for free. The service…

WiMAX

UQ WiMAX is a relatively new service that is offering high speed wireless broadband to areas around Japan. Currently the service is limited to major metropolitan areas such as Tokyo, Osaka but it is increasing its coverage and aims to…

Miniature City

Some great scenery here captured by mockmoon of central Tokyo that is both scaled down to miniature size using tilt shift camera techniques and then also sped up for your enjoyment. [youtube…

Ginza Weekend Walk

Ginza on a Sunday is one of the few places left to experience Hokousha-tengoku (歩行者天国), literally meaning 'pedestrians paradise', on a major Tokyo street area. There used to be a very popular one at Harajuku until some years ago when…

Tokyo Figure Show

For those who haven't heard yet, the Tokyo Figure Show will be held from the Here is what Danny from Dannychoo.com has to say about this exciting show: Through the Tokyo Figure Show, I hope to expose the artwork of figures to a…

Pokemon Shinkansen

The Pokemon decorated Shinkansen series was started last year during the summer holiday season and became a popular success with families. I went down to Tokyo station to have a look at the trains. I was able to get into the station…

Gundam, Odaiba

The 1/1 scale model of the RX78 Gundam robot at Odaiba (お台場) has created a large amount of attention. Japanese and international travelers in their thousands have found their way to Shiokaze Park in Odaiba to view the Gundam which lights up…

Mansion Renovations

Condominium buildings in Japan are called Mansions. In some countries you might think a mansion would be set in a beautiful countryside estate with a huge building in the grounds. In Japan, a typical mansion will be a 10 story concrete…

J-League Soccer

Soccer became popular in Japan following the creation of the professional J-League and then the hosting of the Soccer World Cup in 2002. I was invited to a match between Tokyo Verdy and Tokushima Vortis on the weekend at Yoyogi…

Tokyo Soccer

Tokyo Verdy played Tokushima Vortis in the J2 League Match on 11 July 2009 at Yoyogi National Stadium. I covered the match for the Tokyo2016Today site. Tokyo Verdy finished out the match winning 4-0.

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Tokyo Timelapse

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=3538565&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1Tokyo Timelapse from nubero on Vimeo. This is one of my favorite Tokyo…

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…

Mobile Advertising

Looks like after seeing the electronic billboards, the trucks with advertising on them, and occasionally small car/bike advertising, we now have a new player in the on the road / off the road adverting area. Vitamin Water had this…

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.

CGM Night 5

CGM Night 5 was held recently at the KDDI web communications head office in Tokyo. It was my first time to attend and thanks to Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth, it was a very enjoyable night. I am a bit late in writing this, but…

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…