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 · http://jlgatewood.com

Best Breakfast Spots in Tokyo

Jan 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

You might not know this, but Japanese cuisine was added to the UNESCO ‘intangible heritage’ list in 2013, meaning its...[ Click to read more ]

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Art of the Abandoned Station at Ueno Park

By Jason Gatewood

The Keisei Railway runs between Ueno Park and the far reaches of Chiba Prefecture including the city of Chiba and...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Area Flea Markets

By Jason Gatewood

If you’re searching for a truly unique curio or gift for someone here around Tokyo or are looking to get...[ Click to read more ]

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How to switch to the Japanese “Bargain Mobile” MVNOs

By Jason Gatewood

It was bound to happen to me at some point, but the way it happened is a bit out of...[ Click to read more ]

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Setsubun Festivals in Tokyo

Jan 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

So you survived O-shogatsu (Japanese New Year's) and are looking forward to the end of March and the blooming of...[ Click to read more ]

Introduction to Mobile Service in Japan

Jan 23, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

In recent years, the number of companies offering mobile phone service in Japan has increased substantially, along with the variety...[ Click to read more ]

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Mobile Suica Makes Getting Around Japan Easier

Dec 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Back in the day, a journey on any of Japan’s rail lines meant you might need a degree in Japanese...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan Brewer’s Cup: The Tournament of Suds 2019

By Jason Gatewood

Please read the following in the voice of one of those monster truck TV spots from back in the day:...[ Click to read more ]

Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

By Jason Gatewood

While most people around the world know the Summer Olympic Games will be here in Tokyo in 2020, we actually...[ Click to read more ]

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Furusato Matsuri Tokyo 2019

Dec 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Like food? Silly question right, of course you like food?! If you are looking for the opportunity to sample dishes...[ Click to read more ]

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