Happy Birthday to the countries!

Happy Columbus Day! *Latin America/Italy/Spain

Landing of Columbus (12 October 1492), painting by John Vanderlyn. *Photo from Wikipedia October 12 is Columbus Day, a national holiday in many countries of the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as; Día de la Raza (Day of the Race) (some countries in Latin America) Día de la Hispanidad/Fiesta Nacional (Spain) Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) (Belize, Uruguay) Día de la Raza to Día del Encuentro de las Culturas (Day of the Encounter of Cultures) (Costa Rica) El día


Why are Japanese walking so fast like Shinkansen? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.15

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Alisa Sanada Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Shibuya Shibuya was historically the site of a castle in which the Shibuya family resided from the 11th century through the Edo period. Following the opening of the Yamanote Line in 1885, Shibuya began to emerge as a railway terminal for southwestern Tokyo and eventually as a major commercial and entertainment center. *Shibuya. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved October 6, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shibuya 日本語   Family from Spain We’re from Andalusia in Southern Spain. We learn how to dance flamenco in childhood. But I cannot dance because I forgot


How many years do we need to learn the Japanese language? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol. 14

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Kelly Sun Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Roppongi Hills The mega-complex which incorporates office space, apartments, shops, restaurants, cafés, movie theaters, a museum, a hotel, a major TV studio, an outdoor amphitheater, and a few parks. *Roppongi Hills. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved September 18, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roppongi_Hills 日本語   Father and son from the US I am from Honolulu, Hawaii. It is my second time visiting Japan.I visited Japan when I was very young for the first time and it was only for flight transit. We’ve been here 4 days already. We stay in Shinjuku


Why do you care so much about learning English? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.7

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Daniel Penso Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Samurai Armor Photo Studio You can try kacchu (甲冑, armor) suits that are replicates of the ones used by famous samurai at the studio. The suits are made by professional armor craftsmen, with exactly the same materials and techniques used several hundred years ago. See samurai.bz/en/ for more details! 日本語   Two Spanish bloggers tried on armor…   Let’s see how they changed into warriors!     WOW! Don’t you think they are super cool?   ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆   Hector Garcia / A blogger of “A Geek In Japan” I’ve been


Why are you so into maids & schoolgirls? – Tell me, Japanese people! Vol.5

Produced by Isao Tokuhashi Edited by Daniel Penso Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Ginza A popular upscale shopping area of Tokyo, with numerous internationally renowned department stores, boutiques and restaurants. Ginza is recognized by many as one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world, attracting visitors and regulars alike from across the globe. Each Saturday and Sunday, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 pm, the main street through Ginza is closed off to road traffic, allowing people to walk freely. *Ginza. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved October 4, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginza 日本語   Man from Saudi Arabia This is my first


You’ll have stimulating experiences if you interact with people from other countries.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Tao Romera Martinez (Spain) Engineer of Sanpo The 1st interview with a man from Spain! Tao Romera Martinez, an engineer of the smartphone application service called “Sanpo“. Sanpo (散歩, walk or outing in Japanese) is like “Google Map for people who enjoy the slow life”. Google Map shows the shortest distance from A to B, but Sanpo tells you the courses from A to B that are wonderful to stroll or cycling irrespective of distance. We got to know the existence of this service at Samurai Venture Summit (Sept 2012),