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

Things to do in Tokyo during Christmas 2017

Nov 29, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

It's that time of year again... You've set the toilet seat warmer on 10 to keep Jack Frost from nipping...[ Click to read more ]

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Line Pay Card: A Cure For Your Lack of Debit Card Woes

Nov 23, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33905" align="alignleft" width="300"] One of the 5 Line Pay Card designs you can choose.(Line Corporation)[/caption] If you're like most...[ Click to read more ]

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45th Tokyo Motor Show

Oct 26, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

Japan's motorcar industry is one of, if not the most important exporter and revenue generator in the economy here. Brands...[ Click to read more ]

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What is car-sharing and how does it work in Japan?

May 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Yesterday, your author embarked upon one of the biggest experiments of his life in Japan: I joined a "Car-Share club"....[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour the Metropolis: Shimo-Kitazawa

Mar 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="210"] Shutter artists in Shimokitazawa (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] This is the first in a series of articles...[ Click to read more ]

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Kanamara Matsuri: Festival of the Steel Phallus in Kawasaki

Mar 06, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kanamara matsuri procession (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Japan is known for a lot of things-- good food,...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Tokyo: Costco Kawasaki by Public Transit

Feb 11, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Costco is one of America's big warehouse shopping clubs where you pay an annual membership fee to be able to...[ Click to read more ]

How to travel to a relaxing hot springs resort… Without the travel part!

Dec 04, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

It's no secret that Japan is one of the most seismically active places on Earth. But this is also a...[ Click to read more ]

Shin-Yokohama Raumen Museum

Nov 12, 2012 By Jason Gatewood

Whether you only know about ramen in its instant, cup-o-noodles variety, or are a true aficionado who can tell the...[ Click to read more ]

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