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How I Got To DJ In Tokyo

How I Got To DJ In Tokyo

Here’s the story of how I got to DJ in Tokyo. I’ve long been a fan of electronic music. My moment of epiphany came in July 1977. We didn’t have…

Visiting a Sumo Tournament

Visiting a Sumo Tournament

Although it has lost its top spot as Japan’s most popular national sport (that now goes to baseball), sumo and the massive, largely naked, and iconic wrestlers that are the…

Don’t Do Drugs In Japan

Don’t Do Drugs In Japan

The Japanese authorities have zero tolerance for drug use – so my advice to you is don’t do drugs in Japan. Indeed, medications that are readily available over the counter…

Hand Feeding Deer in Nara Park

Hand Feeding Deer in Nara Park

  Local authorities estimate there are more than 1,200 sika deer in Nara. They’re so loved they’ve been designated a national treasure. They can be found in the heart of…

Wot!? No e-book readers?

Wot!? No e-book readers?

  An Insatiable Appetite The Japanese are well-known for their insatiable appetite for reading; whether it be newspapers, manga, an infinite variety of specialist magazines or novels. Everywhere you go,…