Archive for October, 2011

British Designers In Tokyo For Design Tide

Monday, October 31st, 2011

A group of British designers are in Tokyo for the exhibition Mark-ing at Design Tide, Tokyo Midtown running until Thursday 2011.11.3.
I met with co-curator Max Fraser & we discussed the exhibition, the designers & design today – click on the play button below to listen..
More info about the exhibition at..
Mark-ing exhibition:
Design tide:

And on Monday 2011.10.31 there is a live Ustream discussion organised by the British Council with 3 of the British designers & Max Fraser at 6:30pm. I will interview the designers & facilitate this discussion (there will be a Japanese translator).
Watch live at..
Ustream channel:

With Max Fraser at Mark-ing exhibition at Design Tide, Tokyo Midtown.

Paul Cocksedge pieces “Change the Record” – vinyl record i-Pod “amplifiers”!!
Click here for a quick chat about the exhibition Mark-ing..
Max Fraser

The Craft Distillers Night 2011.10.28

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

On Friday October 28 2011 I’ll MC & DJ for the Craft Distillers Night at the Park Hotel Tokyo in Shiodome. This event is to officially announce how funds raised from the Kizuna whisky charity bottling will be used to help people in Tohoku affected by the March earthquake. The Kizuna charity whisky was created by 6 distillers in Scotland who sold the 2000 bottles of limited edition blend via auction & raised over 10 million yen for the charity. At this Friday’s event 5 craft distillers from Scotland will be present to meet & greet whisky lovers. Everyone is welcome to attend!!
Friday 2011.10.28
25th floor lobby of the Park Hotel Tokyo, Shiodome
Free entry.
Whisky’s from ¥500 Original cocktails from ¥1000.
More info here

InterFM’s The Day At The Races

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

On Sunday 2011.10.23 I took a lucky bunch of Inter FM listeners to Tokyo Racecourse for a free VIP tour. Thanks to the Japan Racing Association it was a ton of fun sharing a day of wonderful horse racing, good food, drinks & some betting!!
You have the chance to win your day at the races too – on Sunday 2011.11.13 I’ll host another Inter FM The Day At The Races – you must register to win – please email to enter.
More details here
And here are some pics from The Day At The Races on October 23rd..

Paul Smith At Fashion Week Tokyo

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Had a funtastic time at the Paul Smith Fashion Show Public Viewing In Japan event, as part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo on Sunday 2011.10.16.
A collaboration event with Inter FM, with co-MC Kaoru Kanazawa, we interviewed Sir Paul, who said after the March earthquake he just wanted to come & give Japan a big hug!!
There was a special broadcast Saturday 2011.10.22 3-4pm in Tokyo on 76.1 InterFM
Click on the play button below to listen to the interview now..

Click here for Sir Paul Smith at Fashion Week Tokyo..
Paul Smith Fashion Show 2011

The Day At The Races 2011.10.23

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Guy Perryman Black Card Members are invited to join me for a free VIP day at the horse races in Tokyo!!

This is an invitation only event to introduce foreigners to horse racing in Japan & you must email to win.

Win a luxury day tour of the state of the art Tokyo Racecourse and witness the horse racing action firsthand courtesy of the Japan Racing Association!
To get acquainted with horse racing in Japan, visit the JRA website

・Sunday October 23rd 2011

・JRA Tokyo Racecourse, Fuchu-city, Tokyo.

●Gist of Tour
・Free one day trip to Tokyo Racecourse
・Betting tips and general guidance in English

11:00 Depart Shinjuku Station on a tour bus
12:00 Arrive at JRA Tokyo Racecourse
    Welcome champagne, lunch, facility tour, betting tips, etc.
Make your bet in the main race
Photo session
Answer questionnaire
18:30 Back to central Tokyo

●How to Enter
・Send e-mail to
・Put “THE DAY AT THE RACES” in the subject line
・Give us the info below:
– Your name, address, age, occupation, nationality and phone no.
・Entry must be submitted before the end of Friday, October 14th

・No minors allowed in this contest
・No group entries
・Winners will be contacted by InterFM
・You will be cordially asked to follow a dress code (Suit & tie for gents. Ladies  should be suitably dressed as well) during the trip
・Your info to be discarded following the tour completion

●Web Site