• Sex and Tacos: We’re Getting Spicy at La Jolla
    August 21st, 2013By Category: Food & Dining
    Hey you guys: remember the time Anthony and I did that video in Yokohama? It was super fun, and a great opportunity to get to know both him and the ACTV crew . It was a long shoot, but an uber professional one—the conversation didn’t get much steamier than, “Oh hey, my ... » Continue Reading
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    Japan on a Budget: Transportation
    August 20th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    "Finally, we are in Japan..." is what you might think! But before we board the plane I have some more hints for you. There already has been an article about what to bring to Japan. Let us look at that topic again under the light of our small budget. When people g ... » Continue Reading
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    Dude, seriously. Let’s talk about your face.
    August 19th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    You Know What's Hot? Man Beauty. It’s been recently brought to my attention (by Anthony) that I’ve neglected the men in my product reviews. Girls can tell when you put a little work into your routine, so here are a few products and skincare tips especially for my me ... » Continue Reading
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    Japan on a Budget: Cheap Accomodation Options
    August 16th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    In the first part of our traveling in Japan on a Budget series we looked at finding cheap flights from Europe to Japan. In this article we'll take a look at various budget friendly accommodation options. A lot of people like the adventure of going somewhere witho ... » Continue Reading
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    Neighborhood Watch: Tsutaya Books in Daikanyama
    August 15th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Poodle. When I think about Daikanyama, that’s the first word that pops into my head. In my head, I see sidewalks filled with shiny, well-dressed women with little poodles stuffed in gauche logo bags. Now this is totally delusional, but I wrote this tony neighborh ... » Continue Reading
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    Issues raised by the Olympic Torch Relay.
    August 15th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Plans for the Olympic Torch Relay will begin in earnest if Tokyo is awarded the right to host the 2020 Olympic Games next month. The logistical concerns of the 1940 and 1964 Olympic Organising Committees would have to be revisited for 2020. With such a symbolic inte ... » Continue Reading
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    Japan on a Budget: Finding Cheap Flight Tickets
    August 14th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    I know a number of people who would love to come to Japan, even if just for a short trip, but they don't. There are several reasons for that but one that usually comes up more than others is money. Japan is an expensive country. Obviously, exactly how expensive it i ... » Continue Reading
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    GP Women: Summer in Japan Travel Tips
    August 13th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    Hey- where do you think you’re going? Taking your vacation on the island, are you? Here are a few universal basics as well as some Japan-specific tips to get you through your summer travels. This is a highly organized system. Slowing down = packing right and pack ... » Continue Reading
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    Summer Escape: Let’s Go to Shimoda
    August 9th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    A small fishing village steeped in history, Shimoda is a great escape for a long beach weekend. Less than three hours from Tokyo Station, Shimoda has everything you’d want in a low-key sandy getaway: nice hotels, cheap pensions, historical sites, great seafood, and mo ... » Continue Reading
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    Asia, the future of music?
    August 9th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    The asian market is getting more and more important for international songwriters. The asian share of the worldwide music market is growing, both in size and importance. I am Mikaela Hammarström, a singer songwriter from Sweden who is now making a living as a musici ... » Continue Reading
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    Tell Me a Story: Meet Photographer Alfie Goodrich
    August 8th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    You may not know Alfie Goodrich by name, but if you live in Japan chances are you know his work. From Pocari Sweat to Ferrari, this English-born shooter has created global campaigns for some of the biggest brands in Japan and beyond. His schedule is insane, but he was k ... » Continue Reading
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    On being a real jujitsu
    August 7th, 2013By Category: Uncategorized
    'Riaju! Riaju!' The girls shouted, when I admitted that I had a boyfriend. I had wondered whether my love-life was an appropriate topic for discussion between teacher and teenage pupils, but was won over by their enthusiasm for the topic. In the following hour these ... » Continue Reading