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F52

Sure, I’m posting about a bookshop in Montreal, but there’s a reason. F52 shop owner Frederik is a reader of this site, and he contacted me a while back about trying to order some design books from the Gas series. He’s opened a very nice store, pictured above, that acts as a gallery (the first […]

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Spring 2004 Anime

It’s new TV season time in Japan, which means the start of a few new anime series (anime series usually last 1 season, which amounts to 13 episodes – successful shows sometime go on for 2 seasons). Here are a few I’ve had a chance to watch (if I find some other interesting shows, I’ll […]

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Ginza/Aoyama

In Ginza today to pickup my iBook, I get the very pleasant surprise of only being charged less than half what they had quoted me on the phone. I don’t know if it’s a mistake or what, but I certainly don’t ask them about it. Next on my list of things to do is to […]

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The Console Wars

Jim Frederick takes a look at the console wars (with a focus on Nintendo) in this week’s edition of TIME ASIA. I have to say that I am and always have been a huge Nintendo fan, and it’s still my platform of choice. The games I most want to play are always theirs because they’re […]

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Stocktown

It’s been a busy week for me and my friend Ola [pic 12]. Shorly after FutureDesignDays we took a flight [pic 1] to the royal capital of Sweden, the lovely city of Stockholm [pic 5], to celebrate the 25th birthday of a mutual friend, also named Ola [pic 6]. We were suppose to take a […]

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A Timely Meetup

Today I had the great pleasure of meeting up with Jim Frederick, the Tokyo bureau chief for TIME magazine, and the man who wrote most of the excellent Cool Japan feature a few issues ago. We met at Montoak in Aoyama for lunch, where the setting was nice on the terrace, but the food was […]