Filming at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo

Quite a memorable day today. *Twinkle* and George *Twinkle* and I For our final episode of this series of Japan Podshow we knew we had to do something pretty special. We wanted to celebrate. Celebrate in Style. A mysterious chain of events led us to the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo, located on floors 45-up in the Tokyo […]

Tokyo Marathon 2010 – The Big Plan

Some of you *may* recall that in the spring of 2009 I ran the Tokyo Quarter Marathon with an iPhone strapped to my head, which broadcast live video throughout the race. It also enabled viewers (of whom there were about 1000) to support me by sending comments which made the phone vibrate upon delivery. On […]

iPhone apps, Study, and Japanese TV

Ahh, what a cute Yamanote train. Taken and (poorly) tilt-shifted on the iPhone. Been a good day today. Finally updated www.iphoningjapan.com with a re-write of the Tokyo Metro app, now includes my take on using the Augmented Reality function. It’s very cool. For those of you who don’t know what augmented reality is – it’s […]

A week of important decisions and output

There is something about the corner of this 50-storey building that thrills me. It’s so sharp. So determined to cut through the air. So confident. You can’t help but admire an attitude like that. It’s the corner of a building bordering Hamarikyu Gardens, photos of which you’ll find below. But before we get into that, […]

Cabbages, containers and doggy-do

* I just posted my interview with Rob and Matt of myGengo.com over at Making it in Japan. Anyone interested in translation should check it out – they have some great new services on the way – and if you have the skills required (but are lacking in qualifications / years of experience that many […]

The Ballad of Vicki and Jake

The other night I met documentary maker Ian Thomas Ash. He’s a nice guy, with some interesting stories, and an award winning documentary under his belt – filmed in St Pauls, Bristol, ┬ájust down the road from where I lived in 2003-2004. The Ballad of Vicki and Jake is being shown at Nakano Zero Hall […]