About Joseph Tame

Welcome to the officially official website of the official Joseph Tame, a Tokyo-based Brit from the West of England, now living with his wife, son, and lots of yellow duct tape in central Tokyo.

Joseph is a public performance artist, hacker of IoT / wearable tech, a digital media producer (his company, Wild Tame Co., Ltd. provides video production and related services), consultant, inventor, entrepreneur, MC, public speaker and marathon runner.

Sometimes he combines all of these into one.

Find out what he’s doing right now, here.

Joseph loves collaborative projects – find out more about working with him here.




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Tokyo Marathon 2016

JOSEPH TAME'S 8th ANNUAL LIVE-STREAMED TOKYO MARATHON The world's first sports event broadcast in full 360-VR from the athlete's head History was made on February 28th 2016 Eight years in the making: Tokyo Marathon 2016 sees my 360 degree dream become a reality. Right...

Olympus Open Platform Camera Collaboration: Wearable Photo Studio

In 2014 I was invited to be a part of a six month project focused on an groundbreaking new camera that Olympus was working on. Olympus describe the camera that it became, the Olympus Air, as: "... a new concept, OPEN PLATFORM CAMERA (OPC) that pairs the sophistication...

IoT Chocolate Vending Machine Hat

The Chocolate Vending Machine hat was first inspired by my experience as a runner in the Tokyo Marathon. During the race, hundreds of thousands of supporters lining the road hand out chocolates, sweets, drinks, miso soup and cold spray. Their generosity makes a huge...

Brooks Summer Night Run 2016

I've always enjoyed the annual Brooks Summer Night Run - a 12-hour relay race, taking place on a weekend from 7pm to 7am. Having taken part three times in the past, the organisers were familiar with my outfit and attitude, and this year asked me if I'd like to enter...

Joseph co-presents NHK Morning News Report

Earlier this summer I was approached by a producer for NHK's main morning news show, Ohayo Nippon. They were planning to run a report on some off-the-beaten-track locations that represented Japan's craftsmanship / attention to detail in manufacturing. These locations...

PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay

I recently had the opportunity to present at a very special PechaKucha night, held at the brand new BMW Group Tokyo Bay space in Odaiba - a space designed by PechaKucha founders (and architects) Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein. The theme of the night was 'mobility', so I...

Running Art: Collaboration with Yomiuri TV’s ‘Garigeru’

A little while back, Yomiuri TV, part of the Nippon TV network based in Osaka, approached me with an idea to turn Running Art into a running game, to be played on the streets of Osaka. The concept was as follows: Design a 10km running art course in the shape of a...

TV: Collaboration with NTV for Running Art Series

Earlier this year we joined forces with Nippon TV and Hiroshima TV, to make a three-part series focused on Running Art - "Chikyu Mapping” (literally 'Globe Mapping'). For the first episode, we headed on down to Hiroshima, where me met up with Haruna Ai-san (a well...

UK Trade and Investment: Nissan Leaf Japan Tour

Over the past 7 years I’ve got pretty used to using batteries to power myself as I travel around Tokyo and beyond. Usually though the batteries are fairly lightweight, and output a maximum of 12 volts. With this collaboration with UKTI, things were a little different.

Work behind the scenes: TV Tokyo’s series on Japan’s ODA Program

I’m often asked what I ‘do’, aside from run around with windmills and LEDs strapped to me. Whilst running around in my gear was never part of any business plan, over the past year it’s naturally become one of the main services that our company, Wild Tame Co., Ltd...

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Clients, Partners, Collaborators

Partners, Clients, Collaborators

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