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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 […]

Blue Skies

It’s a beautiful day in Tokyo. Perfect weather for sitting on a bench in a park.

The making of Japan Podshow

Hello there. Joseph here. In a cafe in Shibuya, opposite Sakuraya and that bright pink real estate agent on Center-gai. I have an hour to spare before meeting *Twinkle*, so thought I’d pen a few notes on all the stuff that’s been going on. In this blog I’ll be talking about podcasting. First off then, […]

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 […]

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, […]

Audioboo – a fun-packed day in Tokyo

Been a great day today. You can hear all about it in the Audioboo embedded below, but I just wanted to share this photo, taken whilst I was interviewing our special guest musician on Japan Podshow earlier today, Nobuki Ueda. I’m a lot less stressed now. Not entirely sure why, but one reason might be […]

An interview and a Brain Machine

Whew… very long day today. Still, very productive. Had a great meeting with Kong of the Metpod, talking about where it could go from here. Interesting ideas for collaboration once japanpodshow is done. Look out for changes in the autumn. Also published not one but TWO podcasts tonight – the first is an audio interview […]

Video: Koenji Awaodori 2009

Hello! been a great day today. Very productive. Voluntary work this morning at the city hall, editing a video I shot yesterday at Tokyo Hacker Space this afternoon, then edited almost an entire episode of Making it in Japan on the Hibiya subway line before meeting Christine and Steve (both of whom have appeared in […]

Japan Podshow Episode 9: Promo video

Whew. Did it. Here’s a little promo video using some random footage from the day we recorded it: The editing process has been quite epic in it’s dramaticness. But overall, making this has been a lot of fun. Remember – it aint over till the fat rooster calls. Although in this episode I cut off […]

Uchimizu in Akiba and Eclipse-climb summary

I’m reposting my last two contributions for the Metpod, as I know most mumblers don’t listen to it what with it being made for people living in Tokyo and all. We’ll start with my most recent contribution, talking about the Uchimizu performance that went on last weekend in Akiba (to play it without leaving this […]

The making of: Behind the Curtain at the Cirque du Soleil Theatre Tokyo

So finally, today, we released our Cirque du Soleil video special, filmed a few weeks back at their theatre here in Tokyo. Filming was a lot of fun. Being taken backstage and hearing the stories behind the show was a real treat, as was trying on the costumes and trying out our own routine of […]

Japan Podshow – Climbing Mount Fuji Pre-departure special

As you probably gathered from the title of this post, this is a re-post from the Japan Podshow blog. I’m now in the process of charging batteries, getting plasters together, and trying not to think about the torrential rain that is forecast! With us luck! In this special short (relaxed) episode of Japan Podshow (which […]

Metropolis Podcast Akiba Update – Week 4

In the fourth of my Akiba updates for Metropolis Magazine‘s Podcast, the Metpod I talked about the new augmented reality phone application from AU (via Asiajin.com) I also talked about the mini-eggshell cracker Walter and flexible transistors courtesy of DigInfoNews on Youtube. Subscribe to The Daily Mumble podcast in iTunes here.

Metropolis Podcast Akiba Update – Week 3

In the third of my Akiba updates for Metropolis Magazine‘s Podcast, the Metpod I talked about the new W-Series walkman from Sony. I also talked about the incredible Pomegranate phone/camera/pda/coffee maker/shaver. Subscribe in iTunes here.

Metropolis Podcast Akiba Update – Week 2

In the second of my Akiba updates for Metropolis Magazine‘s Podcast, the Metpod I featured an extract from my interview with Patrick Galbraith (author of the Otaku Encyclopedia) that featured on Japan Podshow episode 6. I also talked about the new iPhone 3G 3.0 software (when I wasn’t planning on upgrading to the 3GS!) Subscribe […]

Metropolis Podcast Akiba Update – Week 1

I remembered tonight that I’d registered The Daily Mumble in iTunes – meaning it easier to subscribe to it as a podcast. It’s an experiment. As you know, I’m doing weekly technology / Akiba sections for the Metropolis Magazine Podcast – the Metpod, but I know that some people are not big fans of podcasts […]

Japan Podshow Episode 7 – Wwoof Wwoof! The iPhone Giveaway

This is a re-post originally published on www.japanpodshow.com Episode 7 sees the launch of the Japan Podshow iPhone 3G competition – win yourself an iPhone and feel that your life is complete. More on that below. Listen to the show here 40mb, 43 mins, MP3 Download it direct here, Subscribe and listen in iTunes or […]

Japan Podshow Episode 6 – Otaku Attack!

(This is a repost of an update I’ve just made to www.pokya.jp/japanpodshow) In episode 6 of Japan Podshow, George and Joseph, prevented from leaving the house by the start of the rainy season, come to you live from the kitchen table. Listen to the show here 34mb, 33 mins, MP3 Download it direct here, Subscribe […]

Interviewing Arudou Debito

Arudou Debito by Alfie Goodrich. Special thanks to Alfie for taking this photo – for more of his work visit www.alfiegoodrich.com Earlier today I finally managed to post my interview with Arudou Debito, recorded a week or so ago at the Foreign Correspondents Club Japan. It was a lot of work, but well worth it […]

Launch of The Daily Mumble Podcast

With so little time to blog, The Daily Mumble has suffered. Recent weeks have seen little original content – just repostings of content I’m producing for other outlets. Tonight I was thinking what a shame this was, as I do enjoy writing The Daily Mumble. When do I have regular downtime in which I can […]

Japan Podshow Episode 5: Killer Karaoke

Hhmm, I completely forgot to add Episode 5 of the podcast to The Daily Mumble at the weekend. Silly me. For those of you who hadn’t realised, I’m now using The Daily Mumble as a kind of central library featuring all of my online content. Stuff from Japan Podshow, misc videos, blogs etc Apologies to […]