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 ·

Tokyo Food Apps Bring the Restaurant to Your Door

Dec 26, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

At some point it will happen. Even though you're in Tokyo, one of the world's best cities to dine in,...[ Click to read more ]

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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Tokyo’s secret midnight runs: Midnight Commuter Express Buses

Nov 29, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

[caption id="attachment_33899" align="aligncenter" width="500"] An articulated bus stops to load passengers at Chuo-Rinkan Station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. --courtesy Jason...[ Click to read more ]

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New Year’s Countdown Tokyo Style 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

[caption id="attachment_3970" align="aligncenter" width="640"] People enjoying the rooftop foot bath at Manyo Club in Yokohama. (Jason L Gatewood)[/caption] It's no...[ Click to read more ]

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Things to do in Tokyo during Christmas 2017

By Jason Gatewood

It's that time of year again... You've set the toilet seat warmer on 10 to keep Jack Frost from nipping...[ Click to read more ]

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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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45th Tokyo Motor Show

Oct 26, 2017 By Jason Gatewood

Japan's motorcar industry is one of, if not the most important exporter and revenue generator in the economy here. Brands...[ Click to read more ]

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What is car-sharing and how does it work in Japan?

May 14, 2013 By Jason Gatewood

Yesterday, your author embarked upon one of the biggest experiments of his life in Japan: I joined a "Car-Share club"....[ Click to read more ]