About
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.

In Media
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)

At Conferences
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 >

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twitter.com/dannychoo
www.youtube.com/user/tokyostormtrooper
www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=531021788
www.linkedin.com/in/dannychoo
mixi.jp/show_friend.pl?id=2239658
PlayStation 3 ID = "dannychoodotcom"

Photos of Danny Choo (152)

Danny Choo's favorite photos from other Flickr members (9)

  • Gundam Wedding Odaiba (ガンダム結婚式) by shibuya246
  • tokyotrooper by jeleinen
  • Camera Roll-48 by Kohichi
  • Chris Gaunt by kirainet
  • suspend by ami_harikoshi
  • Danny Choo at Pecha Kucha Night by MyMapOfJapan
  • desktop-2-03_08_09 by Ultimaknight~
  • A Typical Hong Kong Night by tonyng
 

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Testimonials (12)

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    Mickolas says:

    "Thank you for the add Danny!

    I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy yours."

    11th September, 2008

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    Hexacore says:

    "Thanks for adding me! I really enjoy reading your blog about Japan and Anime in general."

    6th September, 2008

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    » on-melancholy says:

    "Thank you for adding me, I love Japan and your photos are great!"

    1st September, 2008

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    Nyxin says:

    "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

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    animaster says:

    "Thanks for adding me to your contact list. It's really an honor. ^^"

    20th August, 2008

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    Prestwick says:

    "Superb and comprehensive coverage of today's Japan! Thank you for the add!"

    9th August, 2008

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    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

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    k. a. says:

    "Thank you for the add! Always looking forward to your pictures. :)"

    7th August, 2008

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    kokuhen says:

    "Thanks for adding me in your contact! Your blog was great with lots of interesting news!!!"

    6th August, 2008

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    klohFR says:

    "Thank you for add!"

    6th August, 2008

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    Slave Unit says:

    "Thanks for the add. Awesome collection. You can buy a small island with all of that. lol."

    5th August, 2008

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    Ayakashi says:

    "Thanks for the Add Danny,
    I love your blog!
    Keep the good work!!"

    25th July, 2008

Name:
Danny Choo
Joined:
January 2006
Hometown:
London
Currently:
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation:
Mirai Inc CEO
Website:
dannychoo.com