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 ·

Why is Bubble Tea Suddenly Popular in Japan?

Jun 28, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

The first time I tasted tapioca pearls in milk tea was as a teenager in the mid-1990’s while checking out...[ Click to read more ]

The Tokyo Fire Museum

By Jason Gatewood

Tokyo’s massive amount of people and buildings packed into the smallest area imaginable has always left me with more than...[ Click to read more ]

How to Deal with Traffic Stops in Japan

By Jason Gatewood

If you choose to drive in Japan, at some point you will have to interact with the police; whether it’s...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Picnic Spots in Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

With the weather becoming a lot nicer, many people are ready to get out and enjoy the warm weather, and...[ Click to read more ]

Fireworks Festivals in Tokyo

Jun 17, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Fireworks and summer festivals are arguably the best part of summertime in Japan, with days spent wearing yukata and jinbei...[ Click to read more ]

The Unko Museum is anything but crappy

May 29, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

We knew it was bound to happen eventually; Japan is home to the first restroom-themed restaurant, our toilet technology is...[ Click to read more ]

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How to Go-kart Through the Streets of Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

If you’ve been in Tokyo’s tourist areas for just a few hours, you might have caught a glimpse of a...[ Click to read more ]

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Best Ice Cream shops in Tokyo

May 27, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Summertime in the Metropolis gets really hot and humid, bordering what you’d find in many subtropical locations. While it’s easy...[ Click to read more ]

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Round One Spocha is the mother of all game centers

By Jason Gatewood

What place in Japan has a gazillion flashy lights, dazzling video screens, ear-busting loud noises and is teeming with people...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour: Yokocho Drinking Alleys

May 25, 2019 By Jason Gatewood

Japan is very adept at making sure its past is preserved while building the future in terms of architecture at...[ Click to read more ]

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