• More Comiket
    February 2nd, 2010By Category: Arts & Entertainment, Video
    A week ago we ran a video that GaijinPot filmed during Comiket. The video has been one of the most popular so far (plenty more to come too) and led to fellow Vimeo user Vincent Follézou getting in touch with his own video from the event. He kindly let us publish it ... » Continue Reading
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    Japanese Hatsumoude
    February 1st, 2010By Category: Video
    The first month of 2010 is out of the way and it seems like as good a time as any to review how your new year resolutions are going. Have you broken any yet? In Japan, it is more traditional to make a wish for the new year at a shrine, and over the holidays, GaijinP ... » Continue Reading
  • Video: Japanese Horror Movies
    January 27th, 2010By Category: Video
    Yūrei (幽霊) is a Japanese word used to describe all kinds of spirits, or ghosts, that became famous with the boom in Japanese horror movies that started with The Ring. GaijinPot met with Clive Davies, an author based in Japan and writer of an awesome look at movies ... » Continue Reading
  • Video: Kichijōji, Tokyo’s Art Colony
    January 22nd, 2010By Category: Video
    Just 20 minutes from Shinjuku on the Chuo (Sobu) line from Shinjuku and sitting in the center of a number of parks and universities, Kichijoji is one of Tokyo's most desirable residential neighborhoods.  It offers some of the city's best ohanami (お花見) viewing in the sak ... » Continue Reading
  • Video: Interview with the man behind The Web Trend Map
    December 10th, 2009By Category: Video
    The Web Trend Map, designed by Oliver Reichenstein of Information Architects, plots the Internet’s leading brands and services onto the Tokyo Metro map. Displayed in the offices of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Wordpress and CERN,  the domains and personalities are posit ... » Continue Reading
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    American Akiba Idol? The Underground Akiba Scene…
    December 9th, 2009By Category: Video
    I thought I could talk about how an American like me became an Akiba Idol not once but twice at DEAR STAGE (DIASUTEGI) in Akihabara! Akiba Idols are mostly artists that perform in Akihabara for Otaku, Anime, and all things Moe! The term Moe is described as the burni ... » Continue Reading
  • Video: Behind the scenes of Japan Fashion Week
    October 30th, 2009By Category: Video
    Japan Fashion Week wrapped up last week in Tokyo Midtown, the event passed a lot of people in the international press by, but Tokyo still remains the place where H&M, Forever 21 and a host of other major brands battle for every last millimeter of retail space.  We t ... » Continue Reading


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