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Tokyo ON #040: Samurai Blues

MAC IS BACK! That’s right, the Maction Planet Founder and Lead Guide returns to take us on a musical journey through Japan’s World Cup history, from the Agony of Doha in 1993 to the present day.

Mac plays songs from each tournament Japan has qualified for, including tracks by Jean-Michel Jarre & Tetsuya Komuro, EXILE, ORANGE RANGE  and Alfredo Casero.

This is a very personal episode for Mac as his first visit to Japan was for the 2002 World Cup… the origins of his love affair with the World’s Greatest Metropolis.

Put on your Japan jersey and reminisce about the last 25 years of Samurai Blue action with Tokyo ON.

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Our tour guests, listeners to Maction Planet Radio and readers of our blog know that one of our many goals is to open up Tokyo’s diverse music culture to visitors. This can be difficult to crack due to the language barrier and the sheer breadth and depth of the scene. Concerts, gigs, club nights across every conceivable genre, homegrown, traditional, modern and internationally-influenced… the variety is outstanding. In most cases there is no English-language information available for these amazing events, and that is where we can help.

We run Tokyo Music Tours, which we brand “Maction Planet Radio Tours”, introducing people to the varied range of music in this amazing city. Like everything we do, your Tokyo Music Tour can be fully customised around the rest of your time touring The World’s Greatest Metropolis.

Some examples include:

Whatever your interests, drop us a line at and let us help you have a truly unique time in The World’s Greatest Metropolis.

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