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)
- Smart Doll Mirai & Friends 2,124 photos, 383 members
- Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell 10,535 photos, 11,333 members
- Dollie Loot Mountain 66 photos, 25 members
- Nikon Tou 300 photos, 46 members
- Blythe Doll - Draw me Blythes 579 photos, 353 members
- CGM Night 846 photos, 28 members
- Dollfie Dream 86,727 photos, 3,254 members
- All things Anime 79,847 photos, 3,139 members
- Plamo Hobby 3,622 photos, 152 members
- A Toy's Perspective (玩具の展望) 67,520 photos, 1,388 members
- Tokyo Images 248,627 photos, 7,310 members
- Japan-o-philia 240,455 photos, 6,450 members
- flickr Japan 1,138,201 photos, 21,021 members
- Japan Images 796,883 photos, 18,099 members
- The Portrait Group 2,921,385 photos, 160,347 members
- Tokyo Photographer 7,085 photos, 156 members
- Japanese Toys 128,519 photos, 4,817 members
- tuaw 12,843 photos, 2,870 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography: 2016 951,146 photos, 88,737 members
- + Toys ( 玩具,おもちゃ ) 536,908 photos, 25,545 members
- Days out and about 238,517 photos, 4,500 members
- JAPAN [directory] 日本 1,014,069 photos, 18,717 members
- Living in Japan 217 photos, 11 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,473,948 photos, 84,632 members
- Night Images 1,138,116 photos, 159,454 members
- Stormtroopers 21,016 photos, 1,505 members
- Japanese Figures and Models 82,573 photos, 3,576 members
- Stormtrooper 53 photos, 7 members
- Gundam Galore 1,735 photos, 80 members
- Photos from Tokyo, Japan 384,746 photos, 28,730 members
- Star Wars 64,849 photos, 6,385 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 450,436 photos, 22,108 members
"Thank you for the add Danny!
I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy yours."
September 11th, 2008
"Thanks for adding me! I really enjoy reading your blog about Japan and Anime in general."
September 6th, 2008
» on-melancholy says:
"Thank you for adding me, I love Japan and your photos are great!"
September 1st, 2008
"Thank you for the add Danny! My pictures aren't nearly as good as yours, but I hope you'll find them decent!"
August 20th, 2008
"Thanks for adding me to your contact list. It's really an honor. ^^"
August 20th, 2008
"Superb and comprehensive coverage of today's Japan! Thank you for the add!"
August 9th, 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!"
August 7th, 2008
k. a. says:
"Thank you for the add! Always looking forward to your pictures. :)"
August 7th, 2008
"Thanks for adding me in your contact! Your blog was great with lots of interesting news!!!"
August 6th, 2008
"Thank you for add!"
August 6th, 2008
Slave Unit says:
"Thanks for the add. Awesome collection. You can buy a small island with all of that. lol."
August 5th, 2008
"Thanks for the Add Danny,
I love your blog!
Keep the good work!!"
July 25th, 2008
- Danny Choo
- January 2006
- Tokyo, Japan
- Mirai Inc CEO