Born in London England and lived in London until 1999 before relocating to Japan.
In my career, I served as Website Manager on the management team at Amazon Japan (Tokyo and Seattle) and as CGM (Consumer Generated Media) Product Manager at Microsoft for Live.com before incorporating my company Mirai Inc. Mirai Inc focuses on delivering CGM SEO solutions and platforms to Japanese enterprises.
Apart from being the full time president of Mirai Inc, I'm also a full time anime, Gundam and figure otaku who loves to write about these subjects and share aspects of Japanese culture that I encounter over here.
Full profile at www.dannychoo.com/profile/eng/
I run a site at www.dannychoo.com which had 2.8 million unique users, 20.2 million page views for June 2008 alone.
I/dannychoo.com has been featured in the following TV programs/Newspaper/Magazines.
* CNN (iPhone 3G Tokyo Launch)
* Blog TV (Tokyo MX TV)
* News Zero (Nippon TV)
* Akiba Report part1 (Tokyo MX TV)
* Akiba Report part2 (Tokyo MX TV)
* Asamade Nama WonHobby (Good Smile Internet Broadcast)
* Nikkei Sangyo Newspaper (Talking about dannychoo.com and online monetization)
* Weekly Ascii (Japanese Internet publication)
* Windows 100% (Japanese computing publication)
* Monoqlo (I write for this magazine and feature myself ^^;)
* Yahoo Internet Guide (Japanese publication)
* Windows 100% May 2006 (Japanese publication)
* Metropolis (Magazine for gaijin folks in Japan)
* Weekly SPA Jan 15th 2008 (Japanese publication speaking on Second Life)
* Weekly SPA Aug 15th 2007 (Japanese publication speaking on dannychoo.com and online affiliating)
* Monoqlo 2 (Japanese publication)
* Giant Robot Magazine 51 (Asian culture publication)
* Asahi Newspaper (Japanese national newspaper)
* Yahoo.com top page (my Akiba dance trooper vid was featured)
I have spoken at the following conferences
* Remix Tokyo (Tokyo) (Speaker at Remix 2006 for Microsoft on "Windows Live Gadgets")
* Imprint Culture Lab (Los Angeles) (Speaker at Imprint Culture Lab 2007 on "dannychoo.com & Blog Culture")
* Trend Day 2008 (Germany) (Speaker on Otaku culture, mirai.fm and dannychoo.com)
More details at www.dannychoo.com/profile/eng/
My company Mirai Inc is acquired by Google >
Feel free to add/follow/eat
PlayStation 3 ID = "dannychoodotcom"
Danny Choo's favorite photos from other Flickr members (9)
- Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell 9,706 photos, 8,290 members
- Dollie Loot Mountain 56 photos, 23 members
- Nikon Tou 295 photos, 48 members
- Blythe Doll - Draw me Blythes 517 photos, 343 members
- CGM Night 847 photos, 27 members
- Dollfie Dream 36,198 photos, 1,599 members
- All things Anime 54,961 photos, 2,818 members
- Plamo Hobby 2,798 photos, 131 members
- A Toy's Perspective (玩具の展望) 36,612 photos, 1,026 members
- Tokyo Images 176,550 photos, 5,790 members
- Japan-o-philia 176,136 photos, 5,730 members
- flickr Japan 664,509 photos, 15,376 members
- Japan Images 446,129 photos, 11,133 members
- The Portrait Group 2,057,608 photos, 130,595 members
- Tokyo Photographer 5,892 photos, 115 members
- Japanese Toys 81,674 photos, 4,135 members
- tuaw 13,684 photos, 2,871 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography NEW RULES! 928,267 photos, 70,693 members
- + Toys ( 玩具,おもちゃ ) 337,340 photos, 21,659 members
- Macintosh 57,132 photos, 18,668 members
- Days out and about 121,705 photos, 4,103 members
- JAPAN [directory] 日本 567,497 photos, 14,135 members
- Living in Japan 205 photos, 6 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,544,279 photos, 65,674 members
- Night Images 866,453 photos, 106,645 members
- Stormtroopers 16,124 photos, 1,296 members
- Japanese Figures and Models 41,843 photos, 2,365 members
- Stormtrooper 51 photos, 6 members
- Gundam Galore 1,238 photos, 51 members
- Photos from Tokyo, Japan 244,510 photos, 14,504 members
- Star Wars 45,592 photos, 5,157 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 300,262 photos, 20,157 members
"Thank you for the add Danny!
I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy yours."
11th September, 2008
"Thanks for adding me! I really enjoy reading your blog about Japan and Anime in general."
6th September, 2008
» on-melancholy says:
"Thank you for adding me, I love Japan and your photos are great!"
1st September, 2008
"Thank you for the add Danny! My pictures aren't nearly as good as yours, but I hope you'll find them decent!"
20th August, 2008
"Thanks for adding me to your contact list. It's really an honor. ^^"
20th August, 2008
"Superb and comprehensive coverage of today's Japan! Thank you for the add!"
9th August, 2008
Sir Loin of Beef says:
"OMG! Danny Choo is the coolest otaku on EARTH not just JAPAN, and he added me to his watch list!! It is a rare honor and I must now worship the ground he walks on!"
7th August, 2008
k. a. says:
"Thank you for the add! Always looking forward to your pictures. :)"
7th August, 2008
"Thanks for adding me in your contact! Your blog was great with lots of interesting news!!!"
6th August, 2008
"Thank you for add!"
6th August, 2008
Slave Unit says:
"Thanks for the add. Awesome collection. You can buy a small island with all of that. lol."
5th August, 2008
"Thanks for the Add Danny,
I love your blog!
Keep the good work!!"
25th July, 2008
- Danny Choo
- January 2006
- Tokyo, Japan
- Mirai Inc CEO