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 Hawaiian Food so Popular in Japan?

Jul 16, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

There are places one can go to in Japan where it will seem you’ve stepped through Doraemon’s Dokodemo Door and...[ Click to read more ]

Best Ice Cream shops in Tokyo

May 26, 2021 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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Let’s Tour: Nagoya’s Underground Labyrinth

By Jason Gatewood

Nagoya has a deep and dark secret… Well a deep, but pretty well-lit secret, actually. Did you know that it...[ Click to read more ]

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Driving the backroads of Nagoya

By Jason Gatewood

Even though Nagoya and the greater Chubu region of central Japan comprise the country’s third-biggest metropolitan area, it isn’t the...[ Click to read more ]

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The JR East Railway Museum: 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 ]

Romancing the rails at Odakyu’s Romancecar Museum

Apr 25, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

It's an open secret that one of the reasons I enjoy living in Japan is that public transportation is held...[ Click to read more ]

Let’s Tour: Odawara

Apr 23, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Once again, it's time to introduce a little-known section of the Greater Tokyo area that probably isn't too well known...[ Click to read more ]

Flying High in Minato-Mirai

By Jason Gatewood

The concept of a gondola in an urban setting isn’t new; they serve as high-speed transport options in places like...[ Click to read more ]

Tokyo’s Five Teams of Summer: Baseball in Kanto

Mar 27, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

Japan is a modern-day mecca of sports, having hosted several tournaments in the past and being the hosts of the...[ Click to read more ]

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How to switch to “Bargain Mobile” MVNOs in Japan

Mar 25, 2021 By Jason Gatewood

It was bound to happen to me at some point, but the way it happened is a bit out of...[ Click to read more ]

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