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 ·

Japanese Public Libraries: What can a non-Japanese reader do?

Jan 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

One thing you’ll come to notice after awhile is the sheer amount of bookstores and reading materials there seem to...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Cafes to Work from in Central Tokyo

Jan 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Here in Japan, the image of the hardworking, tie-and-collar, briefcase toting salaryman is still alive and well; my daily commute...[ Click to read more ]

How to Bitcoin in Japan

Dec 26, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

No doubt you've heard of the digital currency Bitcoin in the past few months thanks in part to its meteoric...[ Click to read more ]

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Nakano Broadway: Tokyo’s “other Akihabara”

By Jason Gatewood

No matter how you slice it, Tokyo's modern image is the stuff of cyberpunk dreams. We are the city of...[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo Food Apps Bring the Restaurant to Your Door

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 ]

Shopping via Remailing Services to Japan

By Jason Gatewood

No matter how cosmopolitan Japan gets, there will always be that one item that's impossible to find from back home....[ Click to read more ]

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Tokyo’s secret midnight runs: Midnight Commuter Express Buses

Nov 29, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33899" align="aligncenter" width="500"] An articulated bus stops to load passengers at Chuo-Rinkan Station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. --courtesy Jason...[ Click to read more ]

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New Year’s Countdown Tokyo Style 2017

By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33936" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Revelers await the coming new year as time ticks down on the video monitors above Shibuya...[ Click to read more ]

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