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 ·

Staying Cool in the (Japanese) Heat

Jul 25, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

  Our latest weather woes have made international headlines recently, with an unprecedented heatwave that has set records across Japan....[ Click to read more ]

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What Conveniences are on Offer at Your Local Convenience Store?

Jun 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

The ubiquitous conbini that you look to whenever you need to buy a beer, dish soap, hot meal, or even...[ Click to read more ]

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Splish, Splash, Sploosh!: Your Guide to Tokyo’s Waterparks

By Jason Gatewood

When the air outside is thick with humidity, cicadas begin their endless chirping, the stores start stocking endless varieties of...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour Tokyo: Kichijoji

By Jason Gatewood

It’s been awhile since I last introduced a part of Tokyo you may not be so familiar with, so this...[ Click to read more ]

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Fly First Airlines and experience traveling without moving

Jun 02, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

There are no limits to the amount of themed cafes that are available to you if you want a unique...[ Click to read more ]

Leave Your Mobile Battery Behind with Charge-Spot

May 29, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Back in the days of flip phones, Japan what noted for having some seriously nice phones that could do almost...[ Click to read more ]

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Visit the JR East Railway Museum to See Japan’s History Move on Wheels of Steel

By Jason Gatewood

A good many visitors to Japan have been known to utter out loud, “there sure are a lot of trains...[ Click to read more ]

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Fuji Rock 20th Anniversary Lineup

By Jason Gatewood

Fuji Rock is Japan’s biggest music festival and definitely one of the biggest and best in the world. Every year...[ Click to read more ]

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Get Rid Of Your International Coin Collection Once And For All

Apr 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Like any other expat living here in Japan, I’ve taken to using the proximity to the rest of Asia along...[ Click to read more ]

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