Tag: tokyo

  • Running the Tokyo Marathon

    Running the Tokyo Marathon

    My first stop in Japan was Tokyo, to run the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. Miho and I had originally entered the marathon registration lottery months before, however unfortunately, only I won an entry. I still had a good run without her – although not nearly as much fun or motivation to kick ass! Running through the…

  • Roadtripping from Tokyo to Yokohama

    Roadtripping from Tokyo to Yokohama

    My friend Taeko was nice enough to come meet me in Tokyo, and after spending a few days there, her and I met up with another friend and the three of us set off by car down to Yokohama. More vending machines for ordering at fast food joints! Chinatown in Yokohama My favourite drink! Our…

  • Pre-Dawn at the Tsujiki Fish Market, Tokyo

    Pre-Dawn at the Tsujiki Fish Market, Tokyo

    A quintissential activity for any traveler visiting Tokyo for the first time is a pre-dawn visit to the tuna auction at the Tsujiki Fish Market – and I did just that. About 4 in the morning, trucks full of flash frozen tuna start arriving and offloading the fish into the auction house. Small forklifts zip…

  • Tokyo, Japan

    Tokyo, Japan

    Japan, at long last. It was the #1 country on my to-do list for many years, and I was glad to finally make it there. Although Japan is obviously not part of the traditional Southeast Asia travelers route, I was able to get a 10 day stopover there as part of my USAP return ticket,…

  • Stunning new HD video from the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    The yet to be released Canon EOS 5DmkII, in addition to 21 Megapixel stills, also takes full 1080P 30FPS video, Akihabara News just posted another stunning, unofficial Canon EOS 5DmkII HD video, taken with presumably a pre-production sample of the camera. It goes on sale at the end of the month, at which point expect…

  • Speaking On The Tokyo News To Houtoku About Panasonic

    Speaking On The Tokyo News To Houtoku About Panasonic

    A few months ago I was interviewed about electronics, and consumer brands for a news program called “Houtoku” (Translated to English), which broadcasts on the Tokyo Broadcast System’s network. They didn’t tell me at the time, but the interview was for a piece on Panasonic’s brand consolidation name change. Now, finally after a little waiting, here’s the…