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

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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Tokyo Midtown Hibiya: Upscale shopping at the Emperor’s front door

By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo’s Hibiya district is known mostly for its namesake park right next to the Imperial Palace grounds, and being home...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo Java: Why Are Indie Coffee Shops Opening All Over The Metropolis?

By Jason Gatewood

We’ll forgive you for thinking Japan was all about the green tea if you’ve never been here before. Of course...[ Click to read more ]

Hakone and The Old Tokaido Road

By Jason Gatewood

Hakone is usually more synonymous with skiing or being a jumping off point for tours to Mt. Fuji but it’s...[ Click to read more ]

Learn About Tokyo’s Yesteryear At Taito Shitamachi Museum

Mar 27, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Sooner or later as you become acclimated to this place, you’ll start learning about the different eras of Japan. For...[ Click to read more ]

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Your tour of the regions of Japan begins under the tracks of Akihabara

Mar 26, 2018 By Jason Gatewood

Of course you know what Tokyo’s Akihabara district is known for: electronics, video games, anime and manga shops, maid cafes,...[ Click to read more ]

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Grocery Delivery Services In Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

When I moved to Tokyo proper last year, I made sure to position myself in between two 24 hour grocery...[ Click to read more ]

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