Mac on Tokyo

Mac on Tokyo: Rachel Leng

Mac on Tokyo: Rachel Leng

On September 23, Rachel Leng will become the first ever non-Japanese to participate as an Oiran in the 27th Annual Shinagawa Shukuba Festival. Rachel graduated with scholarships from Harvard and Duke Universities. She is a multi-award winning writer and is regularly invited to speak at top universities and professional organizations. She is also a 2013 […]

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Mac on Tokyo: Jonelle Patrick

Jonelle Patrick’s ‘Only In Tokyo’ mysteries raised the bar for Tokyo-based English-language fiction. A graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the International Thriller Writers, and Sisters In Crime, Jonelle gives her first ever in-depth interview exclusively to Maction Planet. Maction Planet: […]

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Marika working with Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tours

Mac on Tokyo: Marika

Tokyo designer Marika was born and bred in The World’s Greatest Metropolis. This made her a perfect choice to collaborate with Maction Planet on a new apparel collection, which adds a new dimension to the our range of Tokyo-inspired T-shirts. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, caught up with her to talk about her background, inspiration […]

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Evan Henderson on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Evan Henderson

Evan Henderson has done something many filmmakers only dream of. He has taken one of the most beloved and respected comic book properties in the world, Sandman, and made a fan film which has received incredible worldwide support, including love from its creator and world-famous bestselling author Neil Gaiman. In this in-depth WORLD EXCLUSIVE interview, […]

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Livio Ramondelli on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Livio Ramondelli

World-famous artist Livio Ramondelli is carving out a space as one of the most prolific Transformers artists of all time. We are extremely honoured that he has collaborated with Maction Planet on an EXCLUSIVE new apparel line, which showcases his incredible diversity and vision. In this special edition of “Mac on Tokyo” Livio talks to […]

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Mac on Tokyo: Brian MacDuckston

Brian MacDuckston is a true Tokyo luminary. Over the last nine years he has built up his brand, ‘Ramen Adventures’, from scratch to become the premier source for English-language ramen information. He has been featured across international and domestic media, and collaborated with the likes of Yoshiki from X Japan, Kairi Pamyu Pamyu and AKB48. Brian joins Mac, Founder […]

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Tony Barnette as seen on a Action Planet Tokyo Baseball Tour

Mac on Tokyo: Tony Barnette

Tony Barnette is a Tokyo Yakult Swallows legend. A 10th round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006, he moved to Tokyo in 2010. His first start saw him pitch seven hitless-innings and earn a 1-0 victory against the Yokohama Baystars. Moving to the bullpen in 2011, he never looked back – leading the Central […]

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Andrew Griffith, Transformers Artist, talks to Maction Planet

Mac on Tokyo: Andrew Griffith

World-famous artist Andrew Griffith, currently working on Micronauts for IDW, is best known for his epic eight-year run on Transformers, helping establish a new era for the franchise. Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, talks to Andrew about his current and former projects, the strangest gifts he has received from fans and why Tokyo might just […]

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Mac on Tokyo: David Watkins

David Watkins has established a place for himself in the annals of Japan Baseball Writing as the co-founder of tokyoswallows.com, the premier English language site for the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. A well-known face in the crowds at Meiji Jingu Stadium, Mac was lucky enough to talk to him about what brought him to Japan, his love […]

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Mac on Tokyo: Benjamin Weber

Benjamin Weber, founder of the world-renowned “Friends in Ramen” blog, took time off from reviewing Osaka’s ramen scene to talk to Maction Planet about his former home Tokyo, his favourite ramen spots and how Osaka and Tokyo compare.    Maction Planet: Hi Ben. Welcome to Maction Planet. Thank you for taking the time to talk to […]

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