Mac on Tokyo

Mac on Tokyo: Jamie Ryder

Jamie Ryder is the author of Japanese Fighting Heroes: Warriors, Samurai and Ronins. Amidst Shogun fever, Mac chatted to Jamie about what it took to produce this innovative tome. Maction Planet: What initially drew you to Japanese culture, and how has it influenced the creation of your book, “Japanese Fighting Heroes”? Jamie Ryder: My initial […]

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Adrian Francis, Australian Filmmaker and director of Paper Moon, a documentary about the survivors of the Tokyo Firebombing

Mac on Tokyo: Adrian Francis

Filmmaker Adrian Francis is currently in the final stages of producing ‘Paper City’, a documentary telling the story of three survivors of the horrific 1945 Tokyo Firebombing who are fighting to leave behind a record of this forgotten tragedy – before the last of them passes away. To finish the film in time for a 2020 […]

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Andrew Griffith - Artist in Residence

Mac on Tokyo: Andrew Griffith – Artist in Residence

World-famous artist Andrew Griffith was recently appointed Artist-in-Residence in Kitakyushu, Japan for two weeks in November 2018, where he will be creating art in the local community as well as at the Kitakyushu Kaigai Manga Festival. Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, talked to Andrew about this exciting appointment, his life in Peru and what’s […]

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Kate Rowland, featured in Mac on Tokyo

Mac on Tokyo: Kate Rowland

Kate Rowland, an artist and jewellery designer from the UK, talks to Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, about her work and her journey to the World’s Greatest Metropolis. Maction Planet: Hi Kate. Welcome to Maction Planet. Thank you for joining us. Kate Rowland: Hello! Thanks for interviewing me and featuring my jewellery. […]

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Anne Fenres talks to Maction Planet

Mac on Tokyo: Anne Fehres

Filmmaker Anne Fehres is currently participating in the artist-in-residence program at 3331 Arts Chiyoda in Tokyo, known as AIR 3331. In advance of the premier of her new film ‘Sakura: An Archetypal Journey’ we caught up with her to discuss her journey to The World’s Greatest Metropolis and the making of this important film.   Maction Planet: Hi […]

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Yanick Paquetter talks to Mac, lead guide and founder of Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours

Mac on Tokyo: Yanick Paquette

Yanick Paquette is a comic book legend. He began his career in 1994, and his work has graced titles such as JLA, Wonder Woman, Gambit, Ultimate X-Men, Seven Soldiers and Swamp Thing. Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, spoke to Yanick about the best-selling Wonder Woman Earth One, his experiences working with some […]

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Mac, Founder of Maction Planet leads Chris Steele, Head of Online Retail at ROC on a Tokyo Private Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Chris Steele

Chris Steele is Head of Online Retail for ROC Jewellery, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We spoke to him on the launch of their new Ginkgo Leaf Pendant, created from real gingko leaves, which has been inspired by the Japanese autumn and Maction Planet Radio’s Flagship Show, Tokyo ON!   Maction Planet: Hi Chris. Welcome […]

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Tetsuya Kojima at BeerFes Yokohama 2017 on a Tokyo Craft Beer Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Tetsuya Kojima

Tetsuya Kojima is the Competition Manager of the International Beer Cup. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet and Lead Guide of our renowned Tokyo Craft Beer Tours, caught up with him at BeerFes Yokohama 2017 to discuss the craft beer scene in Japan. Maction Planet: Kojima-san, thank you so much for joining us. The International Beer […]

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Steve Novosel, biggest Chiba Lotte Marines fan

Mac on Tokyo: Steve Novosel

Steve Novosel’s Chiba Lotte Marines fan site, ‘We Love Marines’, is the go-to resource for English-language information about the Pacific League team. Steve chats to Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, about his site, moving to Japan, favourite moments with the Marines and shares his thoughts on the current state of Japanese Baseball. Maction Planet: Hi […]

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Matt Frank talks to Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours

Mac on Tokyo: Matt Frank

Since 2011, Matt Frank has been known internationally as the “Kaiju King,” becoming the fan-favorite artist for all things giant and monstrous. We are proud to announce a unique collaboration with Matt: a brand-new kaiju created exclusively for Maction Planet Apparel! In this special edition of ‘Mac on Tokyo’, Matt talks to Mac, Founder of […]

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