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 9,976 photos, 9,130 members
- Dollie Loot Mountain 65 photos, 25 members
- Nikon Tou 299 photos, 48 members
- Blythe Doll - Draw me Blythes 576 photos, 341 members
- CGM Night 847 photos, 27 members
- Dollfie Dream 51,232 photos, 2,099 members
- All things Anime 65,153 photos, 2,881 members
- Plamo Hobby 3,094 photos, 139 members
- A Toy's Perspective (玩具の展望) 44,494 photos, 1,153 members
- Tokyo Images 195,877 photos, 6,039 members
- Japan-o-philia 192,654 photos, 5,881 members
- flickr Japan 791,230 photos, 16,666 members
- Japan Images 525,778 photos, 12,743 members
- The Portrait Group 2,298,742 photos, 137,708 members
- Tokyo Photographer 6,032 photos, 113 members
- Japanese Toys 94,421 photos, 4,344 members
- tuaw 13,244 photos, 2,839 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography 2014 917,986 photos, 77,512 members
- + Toys ( 玩具,おもちゃ ) 383,117 photos, 22,620 members
- Days out and about 155,138 photos, 4,176 members
- JAPAN [directory] 日本 675,408 photos, 15,172 members
- Living in Japan 205 photos, 6 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,467,096 photos, 69,330 members
- Night Images 949,350 photos, 123,349 members
- Stormtroopers 17,873 photos, 1,348 members
- Japanese Figures and Models 52,894 photos, 2,672 members
- Stormtrooper 51 photos, 6 members
- Gundam Galore 1,451 photos, 58 members
- Photos from Tokyo, Japan 281,860 photos, 19,215 members
- Star Wars 50,238 photos, 5,395 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 336,579 photos, 20,705 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