This Week at Tokyo Comic Con – 29 November 2022

Tokyo Comic Con 2022 took place from 25-27 November in Makuhari Messe and I was there! Check out my favourite photos from the event! Featured image: Why yes, that is a transforming robot from Sansei Technologies! As always, there was phenomenal cosplay on parade! For some great video of past cons, check out ‘Tokyo Comic […]

Tokyo ON #082: All Good Things

This is it! The end of an era – the final episode* of Tokyo ON. We acknowledge those who have come before us, those who will lead us into the future, and those who have supported us during this five-year journey. This episode features new music from artists such as アンニュイ・ホリデイー, Laya, and SIRUP/VivaOla, as […]

Tokyo ON In The Mix: Neo City Pop Vol. 5

The fifth volume in our Neo City Pop series sees Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong deliver some top tunes to brighten your day! Time for a long vacation! 90 minutes of modern city pop tracks from artists such as The Burning Deadwoods, Tokimeki Records, LAYRUS LOOP, evening cinema, THREE1989 and more. Enjoy the summer […]

This Week in Naoshima – 22 November 2022

Another Art-tastic week as my Pan-Japan Art Tour continued onto the ‘art islands’ of Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima. There is absolutely no way to capture the depth of experience my group… er… experienced in five photos, but, as always, I have to try! Kusama Pumpkin: It had to be done! Yayoi Kusama’s Yellow Pumpkin sculpture has made […]

This Week in Tokyo – 15 November 2022

An Art-tastic week on Kanpai Planet! Featured image – Mariko Mori: What an honour to meet the absolute force of nature that is Mariko Mori! To list her oeuvre and impact on contemporary art would take too long… and she continues to inspire through her work and her non-profit foundation FAOU. A true legend! Shunji […]

This Week in Tokyo, Mito, and Kyoto – 8 November 2022

This week showcased the full spectrum of (almost) everything Maction Planet does. I started the week by closing out the large group tour I was guiding around the country. This was followed by two days of travel consulting work in Ibaraki prefecture. I was back in maction in Tokyo for the rest of the week […]

Tokyo ON In The Mix: Future Bounce Vol.3

King of the Tokyo Bounce, Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong, is back for the threepeat! This is our bounciest volume of Japanese hip-hop/future R&B yet, focused purely on tracks guaranteed to get your body movin’ and your party groovin’ all night long. Featuring artists such as 3House, aimi, Yo-Sea, CANDYGIRL, Soulflex, tofubeats and more, […]

This Week in Kyoto and Osaka – 1 November 2022

This week, I’ve been guiding a large group tour organised by the J-Team on behalf of Earthbound Expeditions. In this post, I’m showcasing some of my favourite photos from our time in Osaka, Kyoto and their environs. Kameoka: Always great to see the tanuki at Torokko Kameoka Station, the fourth and final train station on […]

Tokyo ON #081: From the Ashes

Rising from the ashes, Maction Planet Radio’s flagship show is back with Tokyo ON #081, hosted by Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong! Finally Japan is open for business once again and Tokyo ON returns to take stock of what has been lost and gained. We cover new albums from パジャマで海なんかいかない and Miida, discuss the […]