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 […]

Rethink

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 […]

Was a lot of fun to film this

Good to see other familiar faces too. Reshared post from +Peeta Planet – A Social Travel Series It's here! PeetaPlanet™ Episode 05: Tokyo has arrived for your enjoyment. There are TWO exclusive Minisodes only available online as well. Don't miss it! Cheers! +Otaku Mode +Joseph Tame Embedded Link PeetaPlanet™ Episode 05: Tokyo (NEW EPISODE!!!) This is […]

Video: Skydive from 4.2km

Looking out the door from 4.2km up, your body screams NOOOOOOOOO!!! …but it's too late to back out. The only way down is vertically, at 200km/h.(Actual jump at 3m05s) Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

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 […]

I'll be live streaming the Tokyo Marathon tomorrow from just before 9am (GMT+9)…

I'll be live streaming the Tokyo Marathon tomorrow from just before 9am (GMT+9) – very much looking forward to it – do tune in if you can as I'll need the support 🙂 よろしくお願いします! 頑張ります!  Reshared post from +Mika Ueno 今年もジョセフ +Joseph Tame  がネット生中継しながら東京マラソンを走る!ジョセフの人柄と、ランナー視点でのマラソン、沿道の人との交流。彼のマラソン生中継は朗らかで元気をもらえて、芸能人ばっかりのTV中継より何倍も面白いよ。配信は明日朝8:30から、ジョセフのウェブサイト(とUstream)でスタート。 Joseph runs Tokyo Marathon with his heavy gears tomorrow (Feb/24 JST). And […]

Experiments on the theme of The Art of Running

These photos are pretty much as they came out of the camera.(This is the same gear I wore last night to the party, 10 second exposure) Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

Run with the wind

Run with the wind Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

NIke Run LIKE Me entered for a Facebook Studio Award

Delighted to see that the campaign I did with Wieden+Kennedy and Nike Japan has been entered for an award – fingers crossed the judges appreciate just what a great use of social media it was!  Check out the award page here: http://www.facebook-studio.com/gallery/submission/nike-run-like-me Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

TEDxTokyo Google+ Hangout

今晩は TEDxTokyo Google+ ハングアウトでTED2013 のスピーカーとして選ばれたBLACK氏をゲストの一人として参加していただきました! BLACKさんが現在Campfireのcrowd fundingサイトで支援を求めています。彼の素晴らしいパフォーマンスとスピーチをぜひサポートしてください!  http://camp-fire.jp/projects/view/541 World Yo-Yo Champion, TEDxTokyo Speaker and all-round very nice guy BLACK has been chosen to speak / perform on the main stage at TED in California this year. He joined us as a special guest for tonight's TEDxTokyo Google+ Hangout. Help him take his performance to the […]

The Snow Penguin

As a new day breaks over Tokyo, the Snow Penguin is reminded of the dark years he spent living in a snow cave in the crater of Mt. Fuji.  Oh how life has changed. Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

<!--: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 […]

Countdown to the jump

Not long now until we take to the blue skies over Guam in a little diddy plane, climb to 14,000ft, then jump. Excited! Yesterday we did a little altitude training whilst attached to a boat. Great fun! Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

Holy Cake Batman!

You know you're in America when the cake portions are bigger than your head. I'm going to have to do a lot of running when we get home. Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

Under the Sea

A few captures from the video I shot this morning over a coral reef here in Guam. Beautiful waters. Sony Sportscam dive housing works great too! Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

Back seat driver

Had a lot of fun this morning – Jet skiing, snorkelling, being thrown off a banana boat, and parasailing.  Was only mildly terrified when TwinkleTame was driving… Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

The 6km Guam Banana that Wanted to be a Bay

It's late here in Guam, and I've just got back in from a run. One thing I've found – there are not as many roads on Guam as in central Tokyo. So, when it comes to the Art of Running, there's not much to work with. Having said that, we went to local market this […]

Hello from the Mariana archipelago!

Had a little drama getting to Guam today… I don't know what it is about me and airports, but I also seem to manage to create some sort of drama.  Two years ago, when flying from London to Barcelona, I managed to leave my wallet on the airport shuttle bus. This led to a series […]

Heading South

The last two years have been crazy busy, so much so that @twinkletame and I haven't had a proper holiday since New Year 2011.  When Twinkle's resignation from her previous job coincided with the unexpected cancellation of a big project I was working on, we found ourselves with a bit of time, so decided to […]

An Art of Running project for Yomiuri TV

For those friends in Kansai, do check out Garigeru on Yomiuri TV on Tuesday night – last month I spent a very memorable day running a special GPS art piece (with a twist) with comedian and global runner Kanpei-san, along with tarento Nishino-san and Anne Nakamura. There's a short trailer on the site which gives […]

<!--: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 […]

Wonderful story of the power of community action

http://www.ted.com/talks/pam_warhurst_how_we_can_eat_our_landscapes.html Embedded Link Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes | Video on TED.com TED Talks What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came t… Google+: View […]

<!--: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 […]

First time back in Hakodate in 10 years

Like how they've redone the harbourside, converting the red brick warehouses, lighting them up at night too Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

40 degree waterfall 40度の滝 (Taken with Instagram)

Nostalgic nose 飛行機の鼻ちゃん (Taken with Instagram at 新千歳空港 (New Chitose Airport) (CTS/RJCC))

Autumn sunsets

There’s been some really lovely sunsets recently, and now I’m working from my home office I’ve been fortunate enough to witness them most days since the autumn equinox. Autumn in Japan is one of my favourite seasons, coming in a close second after spring. The intense humidity of summer is gone, and aside from the […]

Very interesting

I occasionally swap my 4pm coffee for a 4pm nap. Think I'll do that more often. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/opinion/sunday/rethinking-sleep.html?src=twrhp&_r=0 Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

World's tallest building will be a pre-fab, built in 7 months

http://inhabitat.com/sky-city-chinas-bsb-to-break-ground-on-worlds-tallest-skyscraper-in-november/ Embedded Link Sky City: China’s BSB to Break Ground on World’s Tallest Skyscraper in November Chinese developer Broad Sustainable Building plans to break ground on Sky City, an unprecedented 220-story prefabricated skyscraper. Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

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Spent quite a bit of time tonight trying to find a decent, user-friendly mind mapping…

Spent quite a bit of time tonight trying to find a decent, user-friendly mind mapping program – finally settled with MindNode Pro, and love it. Highly recommended. A lot more usable than XMind (which is what I'd tried before now) http://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/mindnode-pro/id402398561?l=en&mt=12 Embedded Link MindNode Pro Get MindNode Pro on the Mac App Store. See screenshots […]

Today's weather in Tokyo was just fantastic

So many sudden torrential downpours, dramatic cloud formations, sunlight and wind. Got a great view from my home office, able to keep the doors open even when it rains thanks to the rain-proof balcony design. That's one reason I'm so happy to be working from home again – I feel much more connected with the […]

Encore Run

listen to ‘Encore Run’ on Audioboo

Love it :-)

Love it 🙂 Reshared post from +Kyle Hasegawa Always carry your camera(s) because sometimes you're lucky to be in the right place at the right time. I'm interested to know more about the rig.  It's surprisingly stable so it's not just a tube on a string or it would be shaking and spinning. Google+: View […]

I just smiled the entire time

Reshared post from +Paul Papadimitriou I just smiled the entire time. ^_^ Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

Walking home along the canal (Taken with Instagram)

Eating so much with all this running. Done a marathon equivalent these past 2 days, whilst eating the equivalent of the mass of an elephant. (Taken with Instagram)

June 1st veranda garden treasures: toms, pepperettes, lily (Taken with instagram)

The eclipse from central Tokyo (Taken with instagram)

The Tame Terrace 2012

It’s now a little over one year since we moved to our central Tokyo apartment. In that time we’ve come to love the place even more than we did the first time we set our eyes on it. One thing I am especially grateful for is all the outdoor space we have (bear in mind […]

How to stay cool during a relay race (Taken with instagram)

Tom ready to tear the field apart at the Arakawa Ekiden (Taken with instagram)

The hanami attraction (Taken with instagram)

Hanami – cherry blossom viewing with @twinkletame

Twinkle and I made a special effort to get up early and the enjoy the cherry blossoms in the park near our house (kitanomaru-koen) before all the crowds turned up. Here’s a few photos – and a short video – all uploaded from the park to give me an excuse to not do any editing! […]