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 ·

Best Picnic Spots in Tokyo

Mar 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

With the weather becoming a lot nicer, many people are ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather, and...[ Click to read more ]

Watching TV Shows From Back Home *Legally*

Mar 27, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Oh, what an excellent 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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Things to do While Practicing Social-Distancing

Mar 25, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Thanks to the recent COVID-19 pandemic affecting much of the globe, pretty much every public health office recommends people minimize...[ Click to read more ]

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What are the Different Doctor Offices in Japan all About?

Feb 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

If you live in Japan long enough, sooner or later, you will need to see a medical professional for either...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Food Apps Bring the Restaurant to Your Door

Feb 27, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

At some point it will happen. Even though you're in Tokyo, one of the world's best cities to dine in,...[ Click to read more ]

New & Renovated Train Stations around Tokyo 2020

Feb 26, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Greater Tokyo lives and breathes by its public transportation system. Over 160 different train and subway lines operated by 48...[ Click to read more ]

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Spring Love Harukaze Music Festival in Tokyo 2020

By Jason Gatewood

We got you covered when it comes to checking out all the pink-tree goodness when it comes to cherry blossom...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Animal Cafes

Jan 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

One of the cutest and most unique recent trends in Japan is the cat cafe, where one can enjoy a...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s tour: Odaiba

Jan 29, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

You may not know the Odaiba district by name before coming to Japan. Still, you have undoubtedly seen its various...[ Click to read more ]

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Try Sumo Wrestler Cuisine at a Chanko Nabe Hotpot Restaurant in Tokyo

Jan 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Of course, you know about Japan’s national sport, sumo. If not, then here are a few ways to familiarize yourself with...[ Click to read more ]