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Aside from my full-time gig as a professional Netflix, Hulu and Toho Cinemas spectator, I occasionally escape the screen to share my own episodes of Japan outside the TV format.

Sapporo Dome – Sapporo City

Sapporo Dome is in Japan's northern island in Sapporo, Hokkaido. It was recently built in May 2001, so its appearance is pretty modern as...

Tokyo Survival Channel – Full of Wild and Original Adventures

We were recently asked to contribute as a guest writer for Tokyo Survival Channel (TSC), an original site that sees foreigners completing wild and...

10 Ways Tokyo Drift is Like Japan

In Part 2 of our series, we attempt to find more realistic scenes from Tokyo Drift. Namely, with the most footage shot in Japan's...

Shizuoka Stadium EPOCA – Fukuroi City, Shizuoka

Shizuoka Stadium EPOCA is perhaps sitting against one of the more picturesque backgrounds of all the Rugby venues. In the background, you can observe...

10 Ways Tokyo Drift is Not Like the Real Japan

The power sliding revelation 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift' that hit cinemas back in 2006 actually had a lot of footage shot...

International Stadium Yokohama – Kanagawa Prefecture

International Stadium Yokohama (aka Nissan Stadium) is Tokyo's premier stadium for this year's Rugby World Cup 2019. Located in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of central...

Japanese Taxis – Second Most Expensive Globally

Japanese Taxis are an integral part of the local nation's infrastructure, and as that last train finishes up, they are almost you're only option...

Rugby World Cup 2019 – 99 Days to Go!

The countdown to the Rugby World Cup 2019 has begun, with only 99 days to go before kick-off begins. This is Japan's first time...
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Hydrangeas in Kamakura – A Beautiful Spectrum of Colours

Check out the beauty of the Hydrangeas in Kamakura at Meigetsu-in. Hydrangeas are known as 紫陽花 or Ajisai in Japanese. They are just a...

Drift Japan – Evolving Beyond its Mountain Ranges

The Drift Japan scene began back in the 1970s. At first, headlined by the Kunimitsu Takahashi, a motorcyclist turned drifter. He inspired the now...