I'm an American businessman, father and radio disc jockey. I'll lived in Japan for the past 31 years and have great knowledge of the country and how to get around. I came over as a military engineer and feel in love with this lovely country. I'm married with 6 children and 2 grandchildren. My motto is "Be positive".
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InterFM: "Funk 'n' Stuff" with DJ Marvin live from Tokyo & Nagoya
A message to all the funk-a-teers of the world. From Motown to To-Town now to yo town via Interfm; I wanna say “hello” and “how do ya do” to all the folks out there • keeping it real • living ya life day by day • trying to stay above ground • keeping ya noses above the water • making and creating p…(259 words)
DjMarvinTokyo Nagoya Live Drink Music Shoes dance radio request Funk
Japan Festivals and when, where and how to enjoy.
Wow, where do I begin, there are many many many festivals in around Tokyo to enjoy in the hot hot days of summer.Matsuri, Samba, Fireworks, Music! You name it Tokyo has it. Since there are so many, I'd like to guide you to this link, which has a nice list and lots of info for you to choose fr…(110 words)
DjMarvinTokyo Music Japanese festivals Sanja Matsuri Festival Summer
Tokyo Sumo Stable Tours for a Memorable Japan Experience
If you are interested in visiting a Sumo stable and watching the wrestlers train for the day, there a many many opportunities available to do so.Most stable now have their own websites and I am guessing that you the visit may have a particular wrestler that you are fond of a know the name of th…(132 words)
DjMarvinSumo Tokyo Train
Smoking is bad for your health, but if you must do it.
There are designated smoking areas near most train stations and over locations where people gather. These can be very congested and a bit dirty.But it is where you should smoke. Here is the link to the Japan Tabaco site and they have a series of posters to promote proper smoking mannersLink…(104 words)
DjMarvinTrain Etiquette Train station
Fresh Fresh Fresh - Farmers Markets in Tokyo
For those who like fresh fruits and veggies here is a nice link to a site where you can details on and schedules of the various farmers markets around Tokyo.Link: http://tokyostroller.com/blog/roppongi-ark-hills-farmers-market/Happy hunting!(38 words)
A very good list of Theatres in Tokyo!
Although, I'm not particularly versed on this subject. I did find a nice site with a very good list of theaters and I hope that this will help you out.Be advised that not all the links have English information pages, but the main or major theatres do, so hope you can find what you're looking fo…(63 words)
How to enjoy New Years in Japan.
This is an interesting subject, which is actually difficult to answer as there are many ways to enjoy New Year's in Japan. I'll try to tackle this one and give you a few options.Option one: New Years Eve Party!! During this time of the year, there are parties and events everywhere (Roppongi, Gi…(328 words)
DjMarvinNew year City Drink Ginza Roppongi Soba noodles Tera (Temple) Kimono Toy
Down Town Tokyo (aka Shitamachi)
If you're new to Japan. You'll probably have this location mark on your travel agenda, as it is not only #true shitamachi it is also one the most popular tourists areas of Tokyo.I'm an American with over 30 years of living in Japan and my first 15 years where spent in Shitamachi. So, I recommen…(134 words)
DjMarvinTokyo Park Asakusa History Summer