Tokyo Comic Con 2019: Geek Culture from Japan

I have a confession to make, Tokyo Comic Con is the only comic book convention I’ve ever attended. I’ve heard about the chaos at fan conventions back in America, I’m sure they’re lovely. My perspective and experiences are narrower. Tokyo Comic Con is small, intimate, and of course, fun. It retains all the trimming of a convention with Japanese charm added to the mix. This year we had a star-studded cast of celebrity guests at this year’s show; Orlando Bloom, Jude Law, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Rupert Grint, Zachary Levi and Ian Somerhalder. The boldest line-up since the inaugural show four years ago.

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Halloween in Japan: My 2019 Review

Halloween in Japan is a week-long event. This year differs from past festivals due to the rugby championships being hosted in the country and new regulations against drinking in public. Still, this year’s Japanese Halloween was amazing. Blink and you might miss the special appearance by Akasan from Comics Plus. Check it out!

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An Okinawan Festival in Yokosuka

Earlier this month, my daughter and I attended another festival in Yokosuka. I’ve previously wrote about Yokosuka and it’s ties to Shenmue in an earlier blog where I alluded to the Icha Icha Festival taking place on Dobuita Street. This time it was held at a park across from Yokosuka City Hall. The Icha Icha […]

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Now, a Father of Two

I’m a dad, again. We recently had a son born fat and healthy. No matter how many children you have, there’s always anxiety associated with child birth. It’s freaking nerve racking. As a man, I can only do my best to provide emotional support to push through the experience… I think that’s the difficult part […]

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