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 9,766 photos, 8,760 members
- Dollie Loot Mountain 63 photos, 24 members
- Nikon Tou 298 photos, 48 members
- Blythe Doll - Draw me Blythes 527 photos, 340 members
- CGM Night 847 photos, 27 members
- Dollfie Dream 45,368 photos, 1,915 members
- All things Anime 62,367 photos, 2,853 members
- Plamo Hobby 2,943 photos, 136 members
- A Toy's Perspective (玩具の展望) 41,692 photos, 1,109 members
- Tokyo Images 187,082 photos, 5,957 members
- Japan-o-philia 185,345 photos, 5,816 members
- flickr Japan 739,841 photos, 16,156 members
- Japan Images 489,599 photos, 12,105 members
- The Portrait Group 2,197,219 photos, 134,597 members
- Tokyo Photographer 5,939 photos, 113 members
- Japanese Toys 89,278 photos, 4,251 members
- tuaw 13,508 photos, 2,840 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography 2013 924,774 photos, 75,050 members
- + Toys ( 玩具,おもちゃ ) 364,153 photos, 22,193 members
- Days out and about 142,867 photos, 4,126 members
- JAPAN [directory] 日本 633,410 photos, 14,813 members
- Living in Japan 205 photos, 6 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,514,110 photos, 67,846 members
- Night Images 909,717 photos, 116,393 members
- Stormtroopers 17,021 photos, 1,316 members
- Japanese Figures and Models 48,643 photos, 2,547 members
- Stormtrooper 51 photos, 6 members
- Gundam Galore 1,368 photos, 55 members
- Photos from Tokyo, Japan 264,753 photos, 17,410 members
- Star Wars 48,022 photos, 5,272 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 319,524 photos, 20,423 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