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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

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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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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New Year’s Countdown Tokyo Style 2017

Nov 29, 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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Super Sento and the art of relaxation in Tokyo

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 ]

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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