Video: Watch and Tie embedded with spy cameras

[This is a cross-post from www.pokya.com/JapanPodshow] In the first in a short series of videos focusing on Akihabara, Steve Nagata (an Akiba Pro) shows Joseph a small shop specialising in cool little USB devices. It’s in here that they come across the ultimate tools for spying on baddies – watches and ties with embedded video […]

Friday night

Recently there’s been times when 140 characters just hasn’t been enough, but I know when I get home I won’t be able to justify making time to blog. So a few minutes ago whilst riding the yamanote line from near shinbashi to Shibuya, I decided to reinstall the WordPress blog app on my iPhone. And […]

Snapshot from Tokyo

Hello stranger. No, I’m not giving up the mumble. Just a bit too busy living life to write about it. In the past, after a few days of not writing I would find myself with a burning desire to share stuff – but with the arrival of Twitter, and now all these other creative projects […]

Japan Podshow: Kanda Matsuri – musings of a producer

Video: Kanda Matsuri Wow. Second podcast out in 24 hours. I really like this episode, even if I do say so myself. It’s the traditional Japanese music that does it for me, recorded live at the Kanda Matsuri, a huge street festival that takes place once every two years. We hadn’t actually planned to record […]

My week in Tokyo

Wow. What a day. What a weekend. What a week. In brief: 3-day email exchange with NHK-related TV producer . Very helpful. Pointed out what I need to work on to make it happen. The Susan Boyle video served its purpose. Taught English cooking lesson (and got paid for it!) Accidentally deleted Japan Podshow website […]

Video blog: Edogawa Ekiden (relay race) and more

It’s been a looong day. In the morning I joined Tom, Nami and Phil to run the Edogawa Ekiden (relay race). Things didn’t quite work out as planned for us personally, so I thought instead of focusing on our story I’d share with you some footage of the various characters we met throughout the event. […]

Video: Japan is not all skyscrapers and concrete

Yesterday, I made a trip to see my friends and Mrs. Bibi in the hills of Saitama, a couple of hours by public transport from where we live in central Tokyo. Getting off the bus at the end of what had been quite an exciting journey there (I finished editing a video on the train […]

Japan Podshow 3: The Hiragana Hostess

I’m delighted to announce that episode 3 of Japan Podshow is finally out – 36 hours late. A lot of it was recorded on a row boat on the pond in front of the Himonya Studio. Click here to listen. Whilst a hell of a lot of work, this was a really fun one to […]

Susan Boyle gives me a break

In news that I’m sure will disappoint at least one Mumbler out there, my Susan Boyle Video has given me my first big(ish) break. This evening I met with the producer of a very well-known podcast, a podcast which sees thousands of downloads every week. It’s a podcast I listen to and enjoy, and a […]

Photos: our house and ‘garden’ in Tokyo

I’ve lived in a lot of houses in Tokyo, and I must say, most of them have been absolute dumps. They’ve been a combination of small, smelly, dingy, and totally lacking in a view. I still remember the classic view I had from my bedroom window in Asagaya – it was of the next building, […]

Tokyo CGM Night Volume 4

Last night saw the fourth installment of Tokyo CGM Night, a night hosted by Danny Choo and Andrew Shuttleworth to celebrate Japan’s Consumer Generated Media producers. It’s a chance for Japan’s top bloggers, YouTubers and podcasters to gather and talk about past achievements, and make plans for future collaborations. This was my second CGM, and […]