The Tokyo Marathon Project
It’s now 10 years since I took up running, and 10 years since I completed my first Tokyo Marathon.
Little did I know then how it would come to change my life.
Below you’ll find a selection of posts highlighting the technology I’ve used, and the adventures I’ve had as I’ve shared the experience first hand of running Japan’s biggest race.
JOSEPH TAME'S 9TH ANNUAL LIVE-STREAMED INTERACTIVE TOKYO MARATHON Sunday February 26th 2017 Saturday February 25th 15:00-21:00 PST Sunday February 26th 00:00-06:00 GMT/UTC LIVE CAMERA 1: PERISCOPE / TWITTER CLICK HERE for the latest live video on Twitter and Tweet me!...read more
With just a 6 weeks to go until the Tokyo Marathon, I'm trying to get in as much training in as I can. The other night I decided to take my camera with me to document my run ...and it kind of turned into a mini-documentary about what running means to me. I started off...read more
The 2016 Tokyo Marathon (my 8th Tokyo Marathon, and 7th full Marathon) was the first for which I actually managed to train properly. When I say train properly, I mean spend about 4 months running several times a week, gradually building up to marathon distance. Why? I...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more