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

Here’s what has changed with Japan’s new cycling laws

Jul 01, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

You’ll be forgiven for thinking that many of the bicycling laws you may have grown up within your home country...[ Click to read more ]

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Let’s Tour: Western Tokyo’s “backcountry”

By Jason Gatewood

I’ll be the first to admit that 2020 has not been kind to we who like to explore, trek, and...[ Click to read more ]

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Amusement Park Rules for Japan under COVID-19

Jun 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

File this one under the “New Normal” coming after the COVID-19 pandemic— amusement parks have reopened around Tokyo and the...[ Click to read more ]

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Tourist spots to reopen with social distancing measures around Tokyo

May 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

With the last of Japan’s COVID-19 State of Emergency measures lifted May 26, many of Tokyo’s tourist attractions, shopping centers,...[ Click to read more ]

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Navigating Tokyo Post Coronavirus Emergency

May 27, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

For seven weeks, Greater Tokyo has been under a government-mandated state of emergency that saw most businesses close, reduce services...[ Click to read more ]

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Dealing with Kids During Coronavirus in Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

As a father of three elementary school-aged children in Greater Tokyo, I know the struggle that most parents have been...[ Click to read more ]

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Staying entertained while #stayinghome in Tokyo

Apr 30, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

Every 2 or 3 months in this space, I write a piece introducing a community in Greater Tokyo and encourage...[ Click to read more ]

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The Best Burgers in Tokyo

By Jason Gatewood

This list is not exhaustive; the sheer size and amount of places opening, closing, and existing in Greater Tokyo demands...[ Click to read more ]

Keeping your Social Distance while in Japan

Apr 28, 2020 By Jason Gatewood

While the “lockdowns” that are seen in many countries are currently impossible to put into effect in Japan because of...[ Click to read more ]

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How to setup a work-from-home office in a small Japanese apartment

By Jason Gatewood

In the future, one of the most significant byproducts of the months-long pandemic saga will be how the business world...[ Click to read more ]

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