First Taste Japan – Tokyo!

Folks my final vlog compilation from my 2011 footage is with you today! And it's the big one - Tokyo! I take the Shinkansen and then explore Akihabara and more of Tokyo. So please do check it out! https://youtu.be/r3M__fXrboU Thanks as always and May the Journey Never End!

Cities on Sunday – Tokyo

Wham bam thankyou Mam! Tokyo is a city with everything. It’s an incredible combination of skyscrapers, neon lights, parks and shrines, salary men and cosplayers in the Harajuku area. It has Maid Cafes, a Robot Restaurant (still to visit for me!), two Disney theme parks, a tower, a Skytree, and incredible metro system, brilliant museums, …

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World Journeys Podcast Episode Six – with Andrew Higgins.

Recorded in Ueno Park, Ueno, Tokyo, the sixth episode of the World Journeys Podcast includes not one but TWO Andrews! Fighting off crows and temple gongs, this podcast is a great listen. Andrew Higgins talks to me (Andrew Boland) about his two years thus far in Japan. Andrew loves Akihabara, he's even visited a Maid …

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Japanese Girl and Boy bands, and what’s the deal there?

So, you know today's pop music, perhaps more than ever before (let's be honest this is always an ongoing criticism) has become homogenised and samey? Well, here in Japan they have seriously taken that to another level, and quite frankly, it's a worry. Yep. AKB48.   Sure, I've talked about AKB48 before, and for those …

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