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 […]

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The increase in disparity between the name of this blog and the frequency of posts I get out is testament to two things: Twitter is a lot more sustainable than blogging b) I’ve never been so busy before! When I returned to Japan from the UK back in mid-January, I found myself faced with a […]

Our Winter Holiday in the UK and Spain

Getting out of familiar territory really does help. The past three weeks spent in the UK and Spain have enabled me to become partially detached from the frenetic life I have in Tokyo, to take a look at the overall shape of things, to reconsider where my attention should and shouldn’t be directed. More on […]

July 2010: Mt. Fuji, Tweetup, and Going Freelance

Looking back at the past month of entries on my blog, I see that I’ve completed neglected to talk about how things have panned out since I left White Rabbit Press at the end of June. The reason for that is simple – I’ve been extremely busy with new projects, and have not really not […]

TEDxTokyo 2010

Jake Shimabukuro performs live at TEDxTokyo 2010 Without a doubt the one thing that I’ve focused on more than anything else over the past month has been TEDxTokyo. What is TEDxTokyo? Intro to TED Intro to TEDx video intro to TEDxTokyo I was first invited to participate by good friend and fellow tech-lover @SteveNagata. Knowing […]

Nippon TV: Zoom in Saturday

A couple of weeks back I made a brief appearance on Nippon TV’s ‘Zoom in Saturday’. The interview, which went on for about 15~20 minutes, was a lot of fun – here’s the 90 seconds that made it out of the editing suite! This section of the program focuses on what foreigners think of Japan, […]

PechaKucha Night Presentation

I presented at PechaKucha last night. Thanks to all of you who came or watched online. For those of you who don’t know about PechaKucha: the format is tough, with 20 slides, automatically advancing to the next slide after 20 seconds. Thus, it means things can get a bit rushed… Click here for the slides […]

Hanami

We held a little hanami (cherry blossom viewing party) today. It was a quiet affair (so please don’t be offended if you weren’t invited!). Partly as a joke, I set up our HD video camera on the veranda and connected it to the TV – bringing the cherry blossom into the house: “These days things […]

Twitter warps my world

Photo: Roppongi Art Night Howdy hoolie. Quick catch-up time. Before I start, I’d just like to explain to any new readers that unlike many blogs, The Daily Mumble doesn’t tend to deal with anything other than ME! This is intentional. It’s not an ego thing. It’s more that there’s thousands of people who are far […]

Tokyo Marathon 2010: The full (and final) story

One reason for starting this website about 10 years ago was to document my life. Doing so not only helps me remember, but also helps me reflect on the things I’ve done, and (hopefully) learn from them. Recent weeks and months have seen me posting far less on The Daily Mumble than I used to, […]

Live Streaming the Tokyo Marathon – a huge success

Video by Lem Fugitt This is just a quick update on the Tokyo Marathon – it was a huge success! I’m not going into details now as I’m pretty tired 🙂 but basically: I ran with my good friend Tom Kobayashi, without whom I never would have taken up running. He’s been amazing throughout our […]

1 week until a change of occupation

Howdy punks. I headed on down to the Make: Tokyo Meeting 04 yesterday, held at Tokyo Institute of Technology. It’s a kind of interactive DIY tech fare. I shot a short video (embedded below) – and wrote a little more about it (with links) over at www.japantechshow.com. The frog above was one of a collection […]

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 […]

Peace One Day

This is the most incredible story. It is the story of how one man has achieved something absolutely remarkable. It is a story that proves that if you have a good idea, believe in it strongly enough, refuse to listen to the sceptics, and put in massive effort, you can change the world. Meet documentary […]

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 […]

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 […]

Photos of the solar eclipse taken on Mount Fuji

(This is a repost of what I’ve just posted on Japan Podshow but should interest Mumbler’s too!) Just a very brief update to bring you a couple of photos of the solar eclipse as seen from Mount Fuji. The full adventure story will be included in the next episode of Japan Podshow [iTunes] [RSS] – […]

Boat trip around Tokyo bay and Gundam’s bum

If you follow other Japan blogs you’ll be only too aware that there is a life-size Gundam in Odaiba. It’s part of a ‘Green Festival’ in a lovely little park on one of the manmade islands down there. A green park that is now packed with people – and somewhat brown. One way to see […]

Tokyo Photo Run: Setagaya

This morning I did my second random photo-run, this time heading north of home. As with my last run, I stopped along the way to take photos – many at a Buddhist shrine. You can view this trip in 3D, with embedded photos, by opening this file in Google Earth. This is very cool! Photo […]

Running again

Got off to a great start today, up at 6am and out on the road. For my early morning runs I’ve decided to just run wherever I want, without planning beforehand, and try and go places I’ve never been before. With the compass-enabled Google map on my iPhone it’s pretty difficult to get lost now. […]

Conquering Mt. Fuji to view the Solar Eclipse – Intro Video

On the evening of the 21st July, I and several of my intrepid friends will set out on a gruelling trek up the vast slopes of Mt. Fuji, the legendary volcano that gave birth to the first Samurai. Once at the top, we will witness the sun rise, and then, 5 hours later in a […]

Stormtrooper meets Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son

Last night there was a meeting of two giants: Danny Choo, King of Otaku Stormtroopers, and Masayoshi Son, Softbank CEO and the richest man in Japan. Son was speaking at the official launch party of the iPhone 3GS in Japan on 26th June 2009, in Ometesando. In the video, Mr. Son is seen talking about […]

Video: Dancing Bean

A short experiment created for The Daily Mumble and my own interest: I was given a bean by *Twinkle* last week. I’ve been amazed by the speed with which it’s grown. Anyway, yesterday I decided to film it as I worked and listened to some nice music …and to my amazement, the following happened! Perhaps […]

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 […]

Video: Joseph and *Twinkle*s trip to Yamaki Jouzo

In our first video podcast collaboration, *Twinkle* and I take you to Yamaki Jouzo, an organic farm located about 2.5 hours from Tokyo in Kamikawa-cho, Saitama (accessible by train to JR Honjo and then bus) [Google Map]. This video was originally going to be a Japan Podshow episode, but in the end we were unable […]

Video: Amazing DIY Rapid Hair Grower

Japan is always ahead of the game when it comes to hair care. With more hair per square kilometre than over 76% of the earth’s surface, Japan takes it’s hair seriously, thus, when hair-loss situations arise, a whole variety of techniques have been developed to combat it. Here’s one I tried last night – as […]

Harvesting my pineapple …and other stuff

In this video I mentioned my interview with Honor and Shane’s about Japan Discovered, and my participation in Japan Tech Talk. You gotta love the thumbnail image representing this video! Not much I can do about that!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video Exclusive: Susan Boyle sings live on a Tokyo commuter train

Having bought the most amazing computer in the whole world ever, I realised I needed to push myself beyond the confines of email and random web surfing, and into production, in order to justify the financial outlay. This happened to coincide with that gala event at the Tokyo Hilton, at which I was seated on […]

Hope at the Hilton

Last night I was very fortunate to be able to attend the 10th annual charity gala event in aid of Hope Japan, a non-governmental aid agency that works to provide safe drinking water to families in third world countries. It was held at the Hilton Hotel in Shinjuku – part of Hope at the Hilton […]

Mumble update – video style

With little time to give over to blogging, I decided to do a video blog instead. Online TV Shows by Ustream The video I start watching during this video is here There’s a second video featuring yours truly here Japan Podshow can be found at http://www.pokya.jp/japanpodshow. I’m on Flickr at www.flickr.com/tamegoeswild and on Twitter at […]

Livestreaming the Tokyo Quarter Marathon – Take Your Seats

This event is sponsored by Japan Podshow – launching shortly! LIVE STREAMING VIDEO PLAYER If I’m not streaming, the previous live-streamed video will play. (Go to http://www.qik.com/tamegoeswild to see a live-updated map of exactly where I am. There is also a comments tab – click on that and enter your comment – I will read […]

Live video streaming from the iPhone (again)

Having enabled video on my iPhone, I thought it would be fun to check out the possibility of live streaming to the net – via 3G, out on the streets. I’ve done two short tests today, both of which can be seen here. (The first is below, the second one is very long, and dull, […]