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

Let’s Tour: Kamakura

Aug 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Despite being one of the most densely populated parts of the world along with the capital city and biggest urban...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Game Show 2019

Aug 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The Tokyo Game Show is an annual trade show for video game developers held at Makuhari Messe Convention Center just outside...[ Click to read more ]

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Eating Your Way Through Tokyo in September 2019

By Jason Gatewood

September is a hard month, it isn't summer, and it isn't fall.  It is still hot, but cooling down.  It...[ Click to read more ]

Sample Japan’s Finest Beef Vendors at the 2019 Autumn Wagyu Show

Aug 23, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japan’s highest quality beef, wagyu, has a world-renown reputation for being some of the savoriest, delicious cuts of meat in...[ Click to read more ]

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Meguro Sanma Festival: Thanks for all the (free) fish!

Aug 20, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

It’s no secret that Japan is a seafood lover’s paradise. Everything that swims, crawls or otherwise calls any body of...[ Click to read more ]

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Art Aquarium Retells an Old Japanese Tradition in a New Way

Jul 30, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Anyone with a penchant for Japanese history and a love of Japanese artistry will recognize the Japanese Goldfish, “Kingyo,” as...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Tower is ‘Lit’ all Summer Long!

Jul 26, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo Tower may have become Tokyo’s second tallest tower thanks to the new SkyTree in Sumida Ward stealing the title...[ Click to read more ]

Light up the Beach at the Enoshima Toro Lantern Festival

By Jason Gatewood

The area to the southwest of Tokyo proper located in Kanagawa Prefecture called Shonan, is known for being a longtime...[ Click to read more ]

Summer Cruises on Tokyo Bay

By Jason Gatewood

What’s better than attending one of Japan’s summer festivals? Cruising Tokyo Bay while sipping cocktails in your summer yukata! So...[ Click to read more ]

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Why is Hawaiian Food so Popular in Japan?

By Jason Gatewood

There are places one can go to in Japan where it will seem you’ve stepped through Doraemon’s Dokodemo Door and...[ Click to read more ]