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Japanese whisky from the barrel: Kirin Fuji-Gotemba Whisky From the Barrel at Tokyo Whisky Festival 2018

This Week in Tokyo – 27 November 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. This week’s […]

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Akira Himekawa and Mac at Kaigai Manga Festa at COMITIA 126

COMITIA 126 Walkthrough

Mac, our Founder and Lead Guides, walks through the epic COMITIA 126 event at Tokyo Big Sight on 25 November 2018! Founded in November 1984, COMITIA (コミティア) plays a significant role in the manga publishing industry and independent creator’s scene in Japan. It is a convention where writers and artists can sell self-published works. Only original works […]

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Kim Jung Gi at Kaigai Manga Festa 2018

Kim Jung Gi at Kaigai Manga Festa 2018

Watch legendary illustrator Kim Jung Gi at work as he creates a Godzilla-inspired masterpiece at Tokyo International Comic Festival (Kaigai Manga Festa) 2018, part of Comitia 126, held at Tokyo Big Sight on Sunday 25 November 2018. Mac, our Founder, Lead Guide and avid Kim Jung Gi fan, tells us more!  Kim Jung Gi is quite […]

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Passing Autumn; 1990; Colour on paper, Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum / Higashiyama Kaii Gallery

This Week in Tokyo – 20 November 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. This […]

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Stan Lee with Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet

A Tribute to Stan Lee, from Tokyo

Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, pays a personal tribute to Stan ‘The Man’ Lee, the godfather of Marvel Comics, who passed away today at the age of 95.  There is surely no doubt about the importance of Stan Lee’s legacy and its impact on global culture. With his collaborators he created characters […]

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Tokyo Halloween 2018

Tokyo Halloween 2018

On Wednesday 31 October and Saturday 27 October 2018, Maction Planet were in Shibuya for one of the world’s biggest street parties – Tokyo Halloween 2018!  Tokyo’s Halloween celebrations have come a long way from the dearly-departed Yamanote Line Halloween Party. The last few years have seen the scariest night of the year get bigger […]

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Otoko wa tsuraiyo: It's tough being a man with Tora-san impersonator at Tokyo ChaChaCha

This Week in Tokyo – 23 October 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. This […]

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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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This Week in Tokyo – 2 October 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. Mac, […]

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Deadpool loves Shibuya in Tokyo, spotted on a Maction Planet Tokyo Private Tour

This Week in Tokyo – 5 June 2018

The latest edition of This Week in Tokyo – a review of the Maction Planet week that was and a look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the city. Check out photos from our tours and read insights into our explorations as we get under the skin of the World’s Greatest Metropolis. This […]

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