Maction Planet announces launch of Tokyo ON website
PRESS RELEASE: Maction Planet is excited to announce the launch of the Tokyo ON website, focusing on Japanese music and culture.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug. 3rd 2018 – Maction Planet, which provides top-ranked fully customized private tours in Tokyo and beyond, is proud to announce the launch of the Tokyo ON website. In development for the last nine months, the Tokyo ON website complements Maction Planet with a vast library of podcasts, DJ mixes, music articles and artist interviews to increase understanding and awareness of Japanese music as well as enhance the experience of Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour guests.
Discovering that tour clients wanted to continue learning about the cultural history of Japan and depths of its music, Maction Planet started the Tokyo ON podcast in 2017 as a way of bringing the current and historical trends of music in Japan to listeners in English, built upon the collective knowledge of the Maction Planet team. Hosted by Maction Planet Resident DJ Royce Leong, with frequent guest appearances and special episodes by Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, the Tokyo ON podcast is available on streaming site Mixcloud. Each episode runs for approximately 30 minutes, contains at least six songs in full and can be listened to for free. Over 40 episodes have been produced so far, covering everything from traditional folk songs and 1960’s Group Sounds rock ‘n roll to 80’s city pop, Shibuya-kei, electro synthpop, house, hip-hop and the independent scene.
The Tokyo ON website builds on this foundation and features expanded content related to Tokyo ON radio shows, articles on new music releases, exclusive interviews with Japanese artists and more. The Tokyo ON blog highlights lifestyle content such as cafe and restaurant reviews.
Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, said “At the core of Maction Planet is a desire to deliver the best of the World’s Greatest Metropolis, Tokyo, to the world. That is the ethos from which Maction Planet Radio was born. The new Tokyo ON website allows us to continue expanding this vision with concert previews, albums reviews and more Tokyo lifestyle content.”
“Our mission is to explore the past, present and future of Japanese music to provide new experiences and interesting insights for listeners and readers. So far we’ve introduced over a hundred artists through hundreds of songs across eras and genres, with an emphasis on talent not widely known outside Japan,” said Royce, Maction Planet Resident DJ and Producer of Tokyo ON. “In future, we hope to continue expanding through this website and our other channels, so that more people will be able to enjoy the diverse value of Japanese music and culture.”
Highlight Tokyo ON episodes include:
Tokyo ON #015 – You Only Live Twice 50th Anniversary Special: A tribute to the sounds and events of 1967, when the only Bond film to be set in Japan “You Only Live Twice” was released
Tokyo ON #021 – Odes to Tokyo: A selection of songs written about Tokyo
Tokyo ON #027 – Finger Lickin Xmas: A discussion of Christmas traditions and culture in Japan
Tokyo ON #035 – Who Run the World: A celebration of Japanese female rappers
Tokyo ON #040 – Samurai Blues: A sonic history of the Japanese national football team’s performance in World Cups to date
About Maction Planet
Maction Planet is a Travel and Apparel business based in Tokyo. They run private, fully-customised tours and travel experiences in Tokyo, and beyond. Guests have described them as “reinventing custom travel” in The World’s Greatest Metropolis. Since the launch of their website in February 2017, and growing their business away from solely ‘word-of-mouth’ recommendations, Maction Planet is now ranked in the Top 10 of all Tokyo Tours on TripAdvisor, with 100% 5-star reviews – ahead of many long-established Tokyo Tour companies. They were chosen as Official Hospitality Provider to “Brave and Bold”, Tokyo’s premier Artist Alley event. They have developed a loyal fanbase, with over 3750 Instagram followers.
Maction Planet Apparel
Maction Planet Apparel designs unique T-shirts inspired by Tokyo. They work with world-renowned artists and designers, such as Livio Ramondelli, Matt Frank and Marika, and have collaborated with top Tokyo brands such as Ramen Adventures and Shochu.Pro.
Maction Planet Blog
The Maction Planet blog presents anything and everything to do with Tokyo. In the past, it has addressed subjects such as the origins of the names ‘Edo’ and ‘Tokyo’, introduced 10 of Tokyo’s oddest museums and spotlighted the history of Kakigori. It has connected a Japanese proverb with an obscure insane avant-electropop underground duo from the 80s and exposed what the Tokyo locals are doing. Their “Mac on Tokyo” interviews with the characters which shape The World’s Greatest Metropolis are highly popular. They also tackle the important questions, like “Where do Pikachus go when they finish dancing?”
Maction Planet Radio
Maction Planet Radio was launched to bring the sounds of The World’s Greatest Metropolis to listeners around the world. Their flagship show is Tokyo ON, hosted by Maction Planet’s Resident DJ Royce Leong, with frequent guest appearances by Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet. Together, they spin tunes from a diverse range of Japanese artists, embellished with entertaining cultural commentary.
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