This is a test

Back on the road after an intense two weeks of shoots and stuff! Kitanomaru park is now host to not only an Olympic venue, but also a mass vaccination site. Great to see the pace picking up, with over 1 million shots being administered in Japan every day, and the data showing results – infection rates in healthcare workers and seniors way down compared to previous highs. And, we’re delighted to finally have our vaccinations booked, 2nd July and 30th July. Thank you scientists and all those involved in making it happen 😀

385km TOKYO 2020

This is a repost of the blog I originally posted here. With just hours to go before the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games is chosen, I’m delighted to share my latest Art of Running project, completed late this afternoon. I ran this in support of the Tokyo 2020 campaign: having seen […]

Discovery Channel

This is a repost of an article first posted here. Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet was in Japan recently as part of an Asia Tech Week, covering robots, Tokyo-style skyscraper demolition… and an artistic tech runner with a thing for LEDs. We spent a couple of days with the crew, first at our home office planning […]

Parenting Class

Yesterday, Twinkle and I waddled along to the hospital for a parenting class. I say waddled, as Twinkle isn’t allowed to walk. An examination a couple of weeks back showed that there’s a risk of premature delivery, and she needs to avoid any exercise that might encourage the little chappy to make an early entrance. […]

The journey continues

I’ve made good progress this past week in terms of figuring out what it is I need to be doing. I’m not rushing the process, but rather, allowing myself to remain in certain states of mind for a couple of days, subconsciously meditating on a particular idea, and then reflecting on how it makes me […]

The mentalist

Time seems to have sped-up recently. Another week over – seems it was only yesterday that it was Monday. Perhaps that’s what happens when you make a conscious effort to make the most of each and every day. It was an interesting week. I had another three meetings with friends and acquaintances to discuss the […]


Been continuing to push ahead with the changes needed. One thing that’s been on my mind is the need to exercise. I didn’t run at all in June, being ‘too busy’ for it. Well, that’s no excuse, it just needs to be prioritised. Thus this morning I was up at 5am, restarting my Gympact membership […]


Picture of the day – Boris got the shock of his life when he woke up and found he was a drain hole cover. So, it was Sunday today. A good Sunday. It began in a relaxed fashion – watching some movie trailers. I’ve recently started using our Apple TV, which until now has been […]

If you had nothing to lose…

If you were tasked with redesigning your life, and you had nothing to lose, what would you change? It wasn’t until about a week ago that I started thinking like this. Until then, the whole process of reconsidering what it is we’re doing was based upon the assumption that financial growth was a prerequisite, and […]

Meet our little boy

Here’s what a 25-week-old unborn Tame child looks like – meet our son! He does actually already have a name but I am told by TwinkleTame that this is still strictly confidential and not to be shared on the interwebs. I can tell you though that it is a boy’s name and works well in […]


I ‘planted’ this avocado stone in a jar of water about a month ago, put it at the back of the shelf above the kitchen sink, and then forgot about it, being preoccupied by a deluge of work. It was only when the shelf was emptied of cups a couple of days ago that I […]

Taking part in Peeta Planet Social Travel TV Series

I first met Peyman and Mohamed at TEDxTokyo 2011 – they’d sent us a mail out of the blue asking if they could attend. Whilst we receive a lot of these kinds of emails (and can only grant seats to a limited number of them) there was something about the mail from these emirate brothers […]

Our first in-house animation: A Short History of Communication

Having first worked together last year on the Otsuka Story video (which I’m happy to say is now featured on their new website) Artist Jean-paul Buquet and I teamed up to push the boundaries of stop motion animation, and are delighted to have completed our first in-house production. ‘A Short History of Communication’ – which […]

<!--:en-->The Art of Running: LED Traces<!--:-->

I love the tracing where I’ve run. Until now, with The Art of Running I’ve typically used a GPS device to leave a virtual trace, a set of coordinates which can then be overlaid on a digital map (such as Google Earth) to bring the run to life online. It was during the short winter […]

<!--:en-->[Video] Running the Imperial Palace: High Five Camera<!--:-->

Here we are again then – reposting posts from my other website! You can slap me if you’d like to. I love running the Imperial Palace loop. Over the past few months I’ve come to recognise quite a few of the other regular runners – and as you can see from this video, they’ve come […]

<!--:en-->Interview on Bunka Housou: Kunimaru Japan<!--:-->

I originally posted this over on josephta.me, but I’m so efficient/lazy/busy I’m reposting it as it is right here. With this month marking the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a lot of media are focusing on stories connected to the horrendous events of that March 11th. Back in 2011 I took The […]

<!--:en-->Snow in Tokyo<!--:-->

Today’s weather is quite a contrast to the lovely warm temperatures we’d become accustomed to in Guam… The snow was really piling up on our balconies – there was only one person I could call to help clear them – The Snow Penguin. As the snow starts to melt, we’re now being treated to what […]

<!--:en-->What do I do?<!--:-->

People often ask me what I do for a living. It’s hard to tell from my various social media updates or my profile descriptions what it is that I actually do to pay the rent. Perhaps that’s a deliberate ploy of mine. It’s now 2.46am and I’ve just finished a long working weekend. Looking back […]

<!--:en-->Relay Races and Growth of Wild Tame Co., Ltd<!--:-->

The Quatro Kids and Team Atsushe   Hello world. With life happening at the speed of a futuristic maglev train, I’m finding it tough to keep on track with documenting all that’s going on. I’m still liking AudioBoo though, I like the simplicity of it, and the lack of any need for editing. Here’s one […]

<!--:en-->Hokkaido Holiday<!--:-->

It’s been several months since the two of us went away for a night, and over 18 months since we last spent 2 nights away. We’ve had quite a lot to deal with lately, so thought we deserved a break. We both enjoy the peace, nature and cool temperatures that Hokkaido offers, and soon found […]