Author Archive Jason Gatewood

Jason Gatewood

Our Tokyo based collaborator is a tech nerd, Japanophile, train nut, and a veritable fountain of information on Japan. His current goal is to watch Evangelion and actually "get it", sing every permutation of "Hotel California" at any karaoke gathering, ride every bullet train line, and sample all varieties of ramen throughout Japan. Catch more of his musings at ·

2019 Heisei Abdication & Reiwa Coronation

Apr 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Unless you’ve made a concerted effort to avoid Japanese news headlines for the last two years, you already know that...[ Click to read more ]

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Finding an English-speaking Personal Trainer

Mar 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Personal fitness is something that takes dedication, and mental training more than the physical will to push weights or run...[ Click to read more ]

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Watching TV Shows From Back Home *Legally*

Mar 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Oh what a wonderful time to be alive as an expat in Japan! In the not-to-distant past, we were stuck...[ Click to read more ]

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Toyota MEGAWEB Showcase

By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo can be a tough place to find something cool for the whole family to get into without either needing...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo’s Five Teams of Summer: Baseball in Kanto

By Jason Gatewood

Japan is a modern-day mecca of sports having hosted several tournaments in the past and being the hosts of the...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour: Tokyo’s Koenji

By Jason Gatewood

Situated on the JR Chuo Line about 15 minutes west of Shinjuku station and just west of Nakano, Koenji is...[ Click to read more ]

Going cashless in Japan

Feb 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Almost 20 years ago in order to prepare for my first trip to Japan I was advised by my travel...[ Click to read more ]

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How to use Public Sports Facilities in Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

Staying in shape in a big city like Tokyo can be a chore sometimes; I myself am a big fan...[ Click to read more ]

How to Ride a Motorcycle Legally in Japan

By Jason Gatewood

If you’re living in one of the many urban areas in Japan, chances are you may choose to live car-free...[ Click to read more ]

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Top Hanami Sites in Tokyo

Feb 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The weather will soon begin to get warmer, the days longer, and it'll be time again for "hanami." If you're...[ Click to read more ]