Anthony

Anthony

Writer / Translator


Originally from Riverside, California, I've been living, working, and writing in Japan since 2009. Japan has become my second home, and I'm especially fond of Shinjuku, Tokyo. That being said, I also love getting out into the countryside and exploring the entire country. Through Tadaima Japan, I hope to share the wonders of Japan with a wider, international audience. Check out my articles if you enjoy exploring on foot, convenient cafes, and affordable dining.

Articles

2018.06.22 NEW
Why Nishi-shinjuku Deserves a Spot on Your Tokyo Travel Itinerary
During my second trip to Japan back in 2008, I stayed in Nishi-shinjuku, which served as the hub for
2018.06.15
A Bento in the Park: The Perfect Shinjuku Lunch Break
When I worked in the Nishi-shinjuku skyscraper district, I always enjoyed taking lunch breaks with m
2018.06.11
American Bar & Cafe Mates: A Fusion of Western Culture in Araki-Cho
When you live in Japan for as long as I have, you often find yourself on the prowl for good western
2018.06.05
Araki-Cho Running: Sprinting in Shinjuku
According to statistics shared by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, more than 35% of Tokyo is cover
2018.05.25
H2 International Bar: Connecting Shinjuku to the World
When I first visited Japan in 2007, like many visitors, I was mesmerized by all of the amazing thing
2018.05.24
Araki-Cho Running: Circling the Akasaka Palace
Are you looking for a flexible running course filled with urban greenery and pristine city streets?
2018.05.10
Bar C-Shell: Fostering Communication through Pop Culture and Fine Spirits
Yu Makiura, owner and operator of Bar C-Shell, is on a mission. For him, a bar is much more than a p
2018.05.10
Toryu: Bringing the Flavors of Imabari to Araki-Cho
Even for those of us fortunate enough to live in Japan, it’s not often that we make it out to the ci
2018.04.24
Vowz Bar: Spirits for the Spirit
Tokyo is famous for its themed restaurants and bars. From ninjas to zombies, this city offers up din
2018.04.17
The Goshuincho: A Necessity for Japan Travel Enthusiasts
When it comes to things that I wish I had known before visiting (and eventually moving to) Japan, th
2018.04.06
Araki-Cho Running: Sprinting Among the Sakura
The cherry blossoms may have arrived earlier than expected this year, but don’t let that stop you fr
2018.03.30
Shinjuku Gyoen through the Seasons
One of the best things about staying at the Tadaima Japan Shinjuku Ryokan is its location in Araki-C
2018.03.28
Araki-Cho running: How to jog all the way around Shinjuku
Anthony's other running articles ・Araki-Cho: a runner's hub for exploring Tokyo ・From Araki-cho to
2018.03.19
Mozunokura: a hearty lunch for those on the go
Are you a digital nomad looking for a comfortable, spacious place to get some work done? Are you a Y
2018.03.14
A hidden refuge deep within Araki-Cho
Mi Refugio, which means “my refuge” in English, lives up to its namesake. Once you manage to find th

Translations

2015.06.30
2018 Japan's Best Festivals for July (July 1st to July 15th)
(For the second half of July click here) Fri, 13th July to Sun, 15th July, 2018: “Amagi Gion Yamaka

Photographs

2015.06.30
2018 Japan's Best Festivals for July (July 1st to July 15th)
(For the second half of July click here) Fri, 13th July to Sun, 15th July, 2018: “Amagi Gion Yamaka