Today’s my birthday. I turn 31. 31 on May 31. Let’s hope for a good year.
GENEVEtokyo have just launched a bunch of new t-shirts. I could use a nice green one.
JapanDesignNet takes you on a tour of Tokyo storefronts. Pics galore. Link via RE.
Another interview with me is up, and you can read it here. I think I’ll add permanent links in my “about” section to these (also the one done with Robert).
Japanese cinema specialists Midnight Eye have recently released a new update to their site that includes a lengthy interview with Kitamura Ryuhei (known for his cult classic VERSUS, and now director of the final Godzilla film), and a review of THE TASTE OF TEA, the new film by SHARK SKIN MAN AND PEACH HIP GIRL […]
Marxy lets us know that Tokumaru Shugo (who I’ve been gushing about for a couple of weeks now) will be live at Enban in Koenji on Friday June 4 (he goes on at 7). That is absolute bad news for me because my job prevents me from seeing live shows that start at 7 during […]
Lots of nice things to see in Taipei. On Sunday, we had a bus tour included in our package deal, and we took advantage of it to check out some of the famous sights (of course, like all Japanese tour packages, this included a few stops at duty free shops). The only place that I […]
The latest edition of REALTOKYO editor Ozaki Tetsuya’s OUT OF TOKYO column takes us on a tour of a developing bookshop and book cafe culture in Tokyo, and takes a look at the new PAPER SKY produced BOOK246 shop. If Tokyo is to have wars, then let them be book/cafe wars! Shortly after the “golden […]
Looks like Godzilla is going out with a bang. The 28th film in the series will pit Godzilla against 10 other monsters, wrecking Sydney, New York, Paris, Shanghai and much of Japan in the process, said a spokesman for production company Toei. But this won’t really be the last film in the series. Godzilla is […]
More pics from the Shilin night market (thanks for the name reminder, William). The meat buns they’re preparing in the image to the left was probably the best thing I ate while I was there. It seems like it’s quite the popular counter, as we had to wait a long time in line. Cooked in […]