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

The Unko Museum is anything but crappy

May 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

We knew it was bound to happen eventually; Japan is home to the first restroom-themed restaurant, our toilet technology is...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Go-kart Through the Streets of Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

If you’ve been in Tokyo’s tourist areas for just a few hours, you might have caught a glimpse of a...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Ice Cream shops in Tokyo

May 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Summertime in the Metropolis gets really hot and humid, bordering what you’d find in many subtropical locations. While it’s easy...[ Click to read more ]

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Round One Spocha is the mother of all game centers

By Jason Gatewood

What place in Japan has a gazillion flashy lights, dazzling video screens, ear-busting loud noises and is teeming with people...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour: Yokocho Drinking Alleys

May 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japan is very adept at making sure its past is preserved while building the future in terms of architecture at...[ Click to read more ]

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Yoyogi Park, home of Tokyo’s “World Festivals“

Apr 24, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Situated south of Shinjuku, north of Shibuya and just west of Harajuku, the expanse of lush greenery, rolling hills and...[ Click to read more ]

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Roppongi Art Night 2019

By Jason Gatewood

By day, it’s known for being the home to many Japanese and foreign companies, embassies and organizations. By night, it’s...[ Click to read more ]

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Japan National Correctional Facilities Exhibition in Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

Spending a weekend in jail is probably not at the top of most people’s list, but if you’ve had a...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Get Your Car Inspected in Japan

Apr 22, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Over the years, we’ve told you about the process of getting a driver’s license and buying cars and motorcycles in...[ Click to read more ]

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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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