We’re delivering dreams and excitement to the world—not just selling hot dogs

日本語 Interview by Isao Tokuhashi and Jennifer A. Hoff Edited by Jennifer A. Hoff info@myeyestokyo.com   Noriki Tamura Entrepreneur When we at My Eyes Tokyo (MET) planned to travel to Canada this year (2023), Jennifer, MET’s English editor-in-chief who is a native Vancouverite, told us about a hot dog chain that she had been familiar with for many years — “JAPADOG“, a Japanese-style hotdog restaurant that operates both in Vancouver and in the United States. It has been featured in numerous media outlets for its uniqueness and has become so integrated into the everyday lives of the locals that all


I have made all my own decisions so far. I have no regrets in my life.

日本語 Interview by Isao Tokuhashi info@myeyestokyo.com   Kelly Sun (Canada) Educator This summer, My Eyes Tokyo team is going to Canada, a country known for its multicultural communities. To commemorate this trip, we would like to introduce a Canadian woman who has been a friend of ours for many years. Kelly Sun, an educator and a school owner from Vancouver. She used to help us with some interviews. You can see her in the following articles: –I want to make Japan a better place with my idol group. –What does “MARU” mean? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.16 We had not


What does “MARU” mean? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.16

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Kelly Sun Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Yokohama The second largest city in Japan by population, after Tokyo. Yokohama developed rapidly as Japan’s prominent port city following the end of Japan’s relative isolation in the mid-19th century, and is today one of its major ports. *Yokohama. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved November 6, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokohama   Yamashita Park A public park which was opened in 1930. It’s famous for its waterfront views of the Port of Yokohama. *Yamashita Park. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved November 6, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamashita_Park   Students from Taiwan We are sisters


Why are Japanese toilets so complex? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.8

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Daniel Penso Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Asakusa A district famous for Senso-ji Temple. There are several other temples in the district, as well as various festivals. Asakusa has a more traditionally Japanese atmosphere than some other neighborhoods in Tokyo do. *Asakusa. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved May 17, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asakusa *Related article: Tokyo Getaways #4 SAMURAI & NINJA Safari TOKYO Entertainment Bus 日本語   Kaminarimon Gate The large entrance gate that ultimately leads to Senso-ji Temple. Girls from Canada, France and US We’re exchange students who are studying at a university in South Korea


It’s better to try and fail than never knowing what the outcome could have been.

Interviewed by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Emma Withro Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Michael Anthony S Porter (Canada) Media Entrepreneur Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO At the end of January 2016, My Eyes Tokyo was covered by Tech In Asia, the Singapore-based online media resource, which features startup and investor information in Asian countries. The article garnered plenty of likes and audience feedback and resulted in a new friendship with a particular individual who, of all the feedback, reached out personally to meet. The man we’ll introduce you to today shared advice on ways MET could strengthen its role and support


Make the change that you want to do. And create new opportunities.

Written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Anthony Joh (Canada) The 5th guest for the “MET Morning Interview” is Anthony Joh, Business Development Director of GPlus Media. Anthony is in charge of developing the GaijinPot website, which is the largest online resource for anyone looking to work, study or live in Japan. We first were introduced to Anthony by one of his colleagues and met up in a bar in Roppongi to hear of his business background. We’ve met many foreign entrepreneurs up to now, but we’ve never met a person like him. Most of entrepreneurs we’ve met have


To know the differences between Japanese and English is the best way to learn English.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Mike Cadman (Canada) Educator (He’s been in Japan since 2004) Nowadays, My Eyes Tokyo is engaged in English-related projects because we’d like to encourage people who want to be able to speak English well. Today’s interview will help them a great deal. It is with Mike Cadman, an English educator here in Tokyo. He came up with the word “Janglish”, which means “Japanese-English”. He researched how it differs from natural English and turned it into a book. He tells us that a good way to learn a language is “to


Japanese are said to be healthy in everything. But actually a lot of people are still smoking.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: itokuhashi@myeyestokyo.com   Larry Yamamoto (Canada) Translator/Proofreader/English conversation instructor (He’s been in Japan since ’89) Look at the picture above. Nice smile! Larry Yamamoto is a happy and funny guy from Toronto, Canada. Japan is his roots and he has been exploring his ethnical background in Japan since he came here. However, he doesn’t seem to be too much serious, just enjoying his daily life with smiling and joking. *Interview in Tama Plaza, Yokohama   Japan has been my roots. I came to Japan on the JET programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching programme). I