Archive for January, 2014

  • ONLY in JAPAN on TBS「ひるおび」

    ONLY in JAPAN on TBS「ひるおび」

    TBS 「ひるおび」, a popular mid morning show from 11:00 to 13:53 every weekday showcased ONLY in JAPAN on 1/16/2013 (Thursday). This is the highlight clip. The story went together with the news that Japan had 1o million foreign visitors in 2013. […]

  • The Manga Cafe Experience no.15

    The Manga Cafe Experience no.15

    Published on Oct 9, 2013 In this episode, we’ll go to MANBOO! Manga Kissa, a manga cafe that’s more than just manga and coffee. * Services * Costs * Manga collection * Booths (size and features) * Overnight options * Rules […]

  • Tokyo Game Show 2013: Let the Gaming Begin! no.14

    Tokyo Game Show 2013: Let the Gaming Begin! no.14

    TOKYO GAME SHOW is one of the biggest gaming showcase events in the world. Since it’s in Markuhari near Tokyo, ONLY in JAPAN is here to cover all the fun. I was seriously blown away by some of the advances […]

  • 産経新聞の一面!「ONLY in JAPAN」& ジョン・ドーブ Makes Front Page News!

    産経新聞の一面!「ONLY in JAPAN」& ジョン・ドーブ Makes Front Page News!

    広がれ、クールジャパン 外国人が魅力発信 ■奇祭・トイレ・漫画喫茶ネットで続々 産経新聞 1月14日(火)7時55分配信 I was pretty shocked that the article was on the front page! It’s great to get some attention for the effort of promoting Japan to the world! The article is online here: http://sankei.jp.msn.com/life/news/140114/trd14011407310001-n1.htm   日本の魅力を日本に住む外国人の視点で発信する動きが広がっている。祭りやトイレ、漫画喫茶といった独自の文化を紹介するインターネット番組などを制作。外国人旅行者の呼び込みにつながりそうだ。 NHKの国際放送のリポーターなどとして活躍する米国人、ジョン・ドーブさん(39)は日本の教育関連企業「ワオ・コーポレーション」(大阪)とともに、日本の文化や風習などを紹介する番組「ONLY in JAPAN」を作った。取り上げたのは岡山の奇祭・裸祭りや日本のトイレの魅力など15テーマ。ドーブさんは「オタクや原宿ファッションだけでなく、面白いところがたくさんある」と話す。 番組は昨年2月から日本の文化を海外に紹介するインターネット放送局「WAO!流JAPAN」で順次、放送された。 […]

  • The local TOKAIDO LINE train connecting Tokyo with Shizuoka stops at Fuji Station in route.

    Travel JR Trains on the Cheap

    If you’re a foreign visitor on a tourist visa, the Japan Rail pass is a dream come true! It offers unlimited travel on Japan’s super fast Shinkansen “Bullet Train” network. If you’re coming to Japan and plan to visit even […]

  • Gachapon: Capsule Toy Adventure in Akihabara no.13

    Gachapon: Capsule Toy Adventure in Akihabara no.13

    Published on Aug 27, 2013 Gachapon is toy capsules from coin dispensing machines that are found all over Japan. What’s unique is that they don’t only have high quality anime figures and other surprises, but they’re loved by adults as well […]

  • Harajuku Fashion: Takeshita Street Adventure no.12

    Harajuku Fashion: Takeshita Street Adventure no.12

    Published on Aug 13, 2013 Harajuku is the center of Japanese Youth Fashion. Cute and colorful, the pop fashion culture is thriving here, and John Daub goes deep into it. He becomes a Harajuku guy! What exactly is Harajuku fashion? Let’s […]

  • Anime Song DJs part 2 no.11

    Anime Song DJs part 2 no.11

    Published on Jul 23, 2013 Around the world, Anime has a large audience and is widely recognized. Fans of anime are dedicated to the art. They’re passionate about their love for anime and take that passion to the next level after […]

  • Anime Song DJs no.10

    Anime Song DJs no.10

    Published on Jul 8, 2013 Around the world, Anime has a large audience and is widely recognized. Fans of anime are dedicated to the art. They’re passionate about their love for anime and take that passion to the next level after […]

  • 24 Hours at Hachiko Scramble in Shibuya no.9

    24 Hours at Hachiko Scramble in Shibuya no.9

    Published on Jun 24, 2013 Shibuya is Tokyo’s glitziest area and Hachiko Scramble is the world’s busiest crossing. No wonder it amazes visitors who come to Tokyo! It’s often featured in movies that take place in Tokyo, such as Lost […]

  • Naked Man Festival (Hadaka Matsuri) Complete Report for 2015

    Naked Man Festival (Hadaka Matsuri) Complete Report for 2015

    Are you planning to participate in the 2015 Naked Man Festival (Hadaka Matsuri)? Here’s the Complete Report for the Naked Man Festival. I participated in the 2013 festival and it was … amazing! It’s possible to go it alone and […]

  • Happy New Year! The Samurai Split 年賀状 for 2014

    Happy New Year! The Samurai Split 年賀状 for 2014

    Every year at the end of December, Japanese send a New Year’s care to their friends, family and co-workers called “Nenga-jyo” (年賀状) The cards often have photos of the family, a traditional Japanese design and maybe a short message. The […]