Tokyo Tales

Hitomawari: Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, celebrates 12 year anniversary

Hitomawari: 12 Years a Tokyoite

Today marks 12 years since Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, moved to Tokyo. He reflects on this symbolic anniversary with a look at the concept of Hitomawari. Hitomawari: One rotation. One journey. One more go around.   The word ‘hitomawari’ (一回り) is composed of hito = 1 and mawari = cycle. So, what […]

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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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Flying into a Action Planet Tokyo Private Tour

Tokyo Day: The Origins of ‘Edo’ and ‘Tokyo’

Today is Tokyo Day. Well, that’s what we are calling it here at Maction Planet. 3 September 1868 was the date that an Imperial proclamation changed the name of The World’s Greatest Metropolis from Edo to Tokyo. In honour of this, we look at the origins of the names Edo and Tokyo. Edo is often […]

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Mac, Founder of Action Planet Tokyo Private Tours

The Journey to Tokyo

Today marks 11 years since Mac, Founder of Maction Planet, moved to Tokyo. He reflects on his journey to a life in The World’s Greatest Metropolis. Today, 11 years ago, I moved to Japan. It really was today – it is once again Friday 4th August. It is a day when I like to reflect […]

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