Earlier this year I was invited to appear on Tokyo MXTV’s Tokyo Kurasso! (‘Let’s live in Tokyo’), to talk about my Running Art, and the Tokyo Marathon project. This was the first time to appear without my wind-turbine-hat-of-power, but despite that it all went well.
People often ask me what I do for a living. Whilst I may respond by saying something about video production and digital marketing, the truth is that I’m a karaoke singer for hire – at least that’s what you’ll believe if you watch the Channel 5 TV (UK) program ’The Gadget Show’.
Recent months have seen a huge increase in the number of TV programs that take as a theme the image of Japan in the eyes of foreigners. It’s one of those trends that you’ll see manifested almost daily (reminds me of when home improvement shows took off in the UK). You’ll either have shows focused purely on what foreigners think, or more commonly, shows that have a foreign guest on the panel providing their opinion on a topic.
In June 2014 Japan’s popular nightly news show, News Zero, ran a story on my running art projects.
In 2013 I was asked to take Part in Peeta Planet, a social TV travel series broadcast on Dubai One and associated networks across the region