Archive for December, 2013

  • Mt Fuji Eclipse

    Mt Fuji Eclipse

    Every year in November, Japanese tourists head to Kawaguchiko (Lake Kawaguchi) where the sun sets to create a “diamond effect” similar to eclipses. Photographers try to find the right spot — just look for the crowd and you can be sure […]

  • ACDC Rags in Harajuku

    ACDC Rags in Harajuku

    Our shoot for “Harajuku Fashion: Takeshita Street Adventure” no.12 was a lot of fun! What made the shoot memorable were the staff at ACDC Rags who not only help us out with the shoot by letting us film in their […]

  • Welcome to “ONLY in JAPAN”

    Welcome to “ONLY in JAPAN”

    Although I launched the show in February 2013, the website is only getting started today. The first 15 episodes were produced with WAO! <RYU> JAPAN and are on TV in California, Singapore and Vietnam. The first season of shows will […]

  • The Amazing Japanese Toilet no.8

    The Amazing Japanese Toilet no.8

    Published on Jun 17, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #08】 ▽▲The Amazing Japanese Toilet▲▽ The Japanese toilet is not just a toilet. It has evolved into a high-tech machine of pleasure. *It cleans itself. *It cleans you. *It’s eco friendly. *It’s just […]

  • Cherry Blossom Mania: Mt. Fuji and Nara no.7

    Cherry Blossom Mania: Mt. Fuji and Nara no.7

    Published on Jun 10, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #07】 ▽▲Cherry Blossom Mania: Mt. Fuji and Nara▲▽ Don’t miss this! John leaves Tokyo for the Japanese countryside. Mt. Fuji’s Kawaguchiko (lake) and Yoshinoyama (mountain) in Nara Prefecture. Yoshinoyama is the no.1 spot […]

  • Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 2] no.6

    Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 2] no.6

    Published on May 13, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #06】 ▽▲Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo (Part 2) ★ ONLY in JAPAN #06▲▽ Don’t miss this! Knowing the cherry blossoms (sakura) is to know Japan itself. Their beauty comes quickly and is short […]

  • Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 1] no.6

    Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo [Part 1] no.6

    Published on May 13, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #06】 ▽▲Cherry Blossom Mania: Around Tokyo (Part 1) ★ ONLY in JAPAN #06▲▽ Don’t miss this! Knowing the cherry blossoms (sakura) is to know Japan itself. Their beauty comes quickly and is short […]

  • The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread no.5

    The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread no.5

    Published on Apr 30, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #05】 ▽▲The Melon Pan Tradition: Japanese Sweet Bread ★ ONLY in JAPAN #05▲▽ Don’t miss this! “Melonpan” in English is called “” Japanese Sweet Bread”. It’s the most popular item at Japanese bakeries […]

  • Sick Masks in Japan Explained no.4

    Sick Masks in Japan Explained no.4

    Published on Apr 15, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #04】 ▽▲Sick Masks in Japan Explained ★ ONLY in JAPAN #04▲▽ Don’t miss this! Why do so many Japanese wear sick masks in the winter? It’s a question many non-Japanese ask when they […]

  • Japanese Vending Machines Exposed no.3

    Japanese Vending Machines Exposed no.3

    Published on Apr 1, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #03】 ▽▲Japanese Vending Machines Exposed▲▽ Don’t miss this! Vending machines are one of the first things visitors see when they arrive at the airport, but in Japan, they’re more than just machines. They’re […]

  • Japan’s Super Escalator Adventure no.2

    Japan’s Super Escalator Adventure no.2

    Published on Mar 11, 2013 【ONLY in JAPAN #02】 ▽▲Japan’s Super Escalator Adventure▲▽ Don’t miss this! Japan’s escalators are a microcosim of Japanese society — uniqueness and creatvity, but we also see Japan’s politeness, manners and even customer service all on […]

  • Hacked by TobaSec

    Hacked by TobaSec

    Hacked by TobaSec