Masahiko Suga, the Cat Man from Kyushu, returns to Tokyo! This Week in Tokyo Second Anniversary

This Week in Tokyo – 5 May 2020: Second Anniversary Celebration!

Welcome to the second anniversary edition of This Week in Tokyo. That’s right, it’s been two years since we first began a weekly roundup of the Maction Planet week that was and our look ahead to what’s coming up in and beyond the World’s Greatest Metropolis.  We like celebrating anniversaries at Maction Planet. In this […]

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Japanese City Pop artists Natsu Summer

This Week in Tokyo – 21 April 2020

In this week’s ‘This Week in Tokyo’ Mac, Founder and Lead Guide of Maction Planet, keeps us abreast of the Maction Planet comings and goings, or rather stayings! This week: Natsu Summer; Kichijoji is Alright; The Kaminarimon Lantern is back!; Yamatalk x Tokyo Taste Test and #SupportLocalBusinesses. Konnichiwa from Tokyo. Once again, our thoughts go out to all those who have […]

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Kaminarimon Thunder Gate of Sensoji Temple with no lantern - March 2020

An Ode to Kaminarimon: The incredible history of Sensoji’s famous Thunder Gate

The lantern of the Kaminarimon Thunder Gate of Sensoji was reinstalled today after having been removed for the first time in seven years for repair work! This is the perfect time to learn more about the historic ‘Thunder gate’ and its iconic lantern in Maction Planet’s definitive history of the Kaminarimon. The Kaminarimon (雷門, ‘Thunder […]

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