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 3,683 photos, 527 members
- Lifehacker Workspace Show and Tell 10,387 photos, 11,245 members
- Dollie Loot Mountain 65 photos, 25 members
- Nikon Tou 306 photos, 45 members
- Blythe Doll - Draw me Blythes 616 photos, 353 members
- CGM Night 846 photos, 29 members
- Dollfie Dream 99,529 photos, 3,568 members
- All things Anime 85,257 photos, 3,243 members
- Plamo Hobby 3,838 photos, 157 members
- A Toy's Perspective (玩具の展望) 78,983 photos, 1,481 members
- Tokyo Images 269,900 photos, 7,777 members
- Japan-o-philia 262,204 photos, 6,627 members
- flickr Japan 1,242,297 photos, 22,175 members
- Japan Images 908,126 photos, 20,031 members
- The Portrait Group 3,061,914 photos, 165,980 members
- Tokyo Photographer 9,275 photos, 168 members
- Japanese Toys 138,127 photos, 4,955 members
- tuaw 12,205 photos, 2,765 members
- Closer and Closer Macro Photography: 2018 938,434 photos, 89,709 members
- + Toys ( 玩具,おもちゃ ) 601,250 photos, 26,332 members
- Days out and about 267,916 photos, 4,474 members
- JAPAN [directory] 日本 1,114,678 photos, 19,758 members
- Living in Japan 219 photos, 12 members
- 10 Million Photos 8,465,758 photos, 87,512 members
- Night Images 1,185,352 photos, 164,818 members
- Stormtroopers 22,077 photos, 1,559 members
- Japanese Figures and Models 92,596 photos, 3,817 members
- Stormtrooper 52 photos, 6 members
- Gundam Galore 1,978 photos, 88 members
- Photos from Tokyo, Japan 422,554 photos, 29,578 members
- Star Wars 72,292 photos, 6,633 members
- The Secret Life of Toys 493,144 photos, 22,315 members
"Thank you for the add Danny!
I hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoy yours."
September 11th, 2008
prickly yak says:
"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