Who We Are...

Tokyo TV Presenter + Television & Film Local Production + Arranging & Fixing
Alt Culture Experts + Japan Travel Tour Guides + Japanese Translators for Hire

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La Carmina

La Carmina is a professional Japan & alt fashion/subcultures blogger, travel TV host & arranger, trend consultant, author of 3 books (Penguin USA and Random House), and journalist for CNN, Business Insider and Huffington Post / AOL.

Her popular blog on Tokyo underground culture/food/fashion has been featured in major publications (NY Times, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, LA Times). She contributes articles on Asia travel, pop culture and fashion for CNN, Business Insider, and AOL / Huff Post. Her books include Cute Yummy Time (Penguin Books: about decorating food to look adorable) and Crazy, Wacky Theme Restaurants: Tokyo (Random House: maid cafes, cat cafes, vampire and ninja restaurants). La Carmina is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School.

La Carmina has appeared on The Today Show, The Doctors, and Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern for Travel Channel, which airs in 75 countries. NHK Japan filmed two documentaries about her work. Recent TV hosting and fixing credits include Food Network, National Geographic, Pro Sieben, Fuel, Discovery Science Channel, Dutch Pepsi, Sony Australia, Canal Plus France, Norway TV (NRK), Mexico Tourism Board, and CNN.

La Carmina hosts, writes, arranges and field produces a "Coolhunting America" travel TV show for Huffington Post / AOL. She and her professional filmmakers shoot a travel video series internationally; she wrote and hosted episodes in Berlin, Budapest, Prague, Miami, Maldives, Dubai, Hong Kong, Maui and more.

For more, please visit La Carmina's website. Watch her TV hosting reel below and here.

EMAIL ME: gothiccarmina {at-gmail} dot-com

Naomi Rubin

Naomi Rubin, japanese english translator, books tv film crews, filming shows in tokyo japan

Naomi is a Japanese-English translator with taste for fine food fashion, and adventure. Her fluent Japanese ability and expert knowledge of jargon surrounding Japanese subcultures allow her to negotiate travel and shooting all over Tokyo (including fashion shows, conventions, theme parks and restaurants). She has translated, written, and designed on 11 published titles including four volumes of the award winning “Kanji de Manga” Japanese language learning series and has three years of experience doing business translation and interpretation in the Japanese publishing industry. She will even don costumes of her translated characters for conventions and on-screen promotions.

Naomi has been active in Tokyo’s art scene as a coordinator of Dr. Sketchy’s Tokyo life drawing class and is currently a reporter and translator for BAPS Japon, a Japanese burlesque and performance-art web portal. She is also a part time Japan correspondent for the popular video-game news blog, infendo.com.

For more, please visit Naomi's website.

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The Crew

We work with reliable team of young "pirates" in various disciplines (fashion, music, art, food etc). Our crew helps us provide you with expert insight and access, in Asia and worldwide.

To reach us, write to - gothiccarmina {at-gmail} dot-com