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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

How to Vote in Your Home Country’s Elections From Japan

Jul 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Living overseas as an expat is usually synonymous with gaining individual freedoms socially and mentally that may otherwise not exist...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Foreign Resident’s Support Center

Jul 29, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

As a foreigner in Japan, dealing with governmental bureaucracy takes a few more steps than you might be used to....[ Click to read more ]

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

By Jason Gatewood

It may seem like a no-brainer, but 2020 is probably the year that many of us looked at how we...[ Click to read more ]

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The Perfect Mexican Food In Tokyo

Jul 25, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo is the "World's Greatest Food City," and at last count home to over 200 Michelin-starred restaurants. More than ramen,...[ Click to read more ]

Dining out in Tokyo Post Coronavirus

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Starting with the State of Emergency that went into effect for Tokyo and surrounding areas at the beginning of April,...[ Click to read more ]

Japan’s Professional Sports Post-Coronavirus Summer Outlook

By Jason Gatewood

Like in the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, anything that attracts large numbers of people together for...[ Click to read more ]

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Here’s what has changed with Japan’s new cycling laws

By Jason Gatewood

You’ll be forgiven for thinking that many of the bicycling laws you may have grown up within your home country...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour: Western Tokyo’s “backcountry”

By Jason Gatewood

I’ll be the first to admit that 2020 has not been kind to we who like to explore, trek, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Amusement Park Rules for Japan under COVID-19

Jun 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

File this one under the “New Normal” coming after the COVID-19 pandemic— amusement parks have reopened around Tokyo and the...[ Click to read more ]

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Tourist spots to reopen with social distancing measures around Tokyo

May 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

With the last of Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency measures lifted May 26, many of Tokyo’s tourist attractions, shopping centers,...[ Click to read more ]

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