Viet Hoang


    Tofugu Staff

    Viet is the lead engineer and partner of Tofugu. Along with Koichi, he tends the turtles at WaniKani, make sure Tofugu's (the blog) is getting enough soy, and keeps Kuma in place at EtoEto.

    He programs, designs, photographs, film, does anything and everything that needs to be done. Once and a while he writes topics that interests him for the Tofugu blog.

    A former oil patch engineer, Viet now enjoys living the 90s in Portland, Oregon USA. Some activities he enjoys doing are road cycling, photography, travelling, trying out the new food carts and craft beers, and picking up Koichi's slack in Starcraft 2.

    20 Art/Photography Published

    2018-02-06 Gundam Cafe Akihabara: A Place for Giant Robot Fans
    2018-01-23 KITTE: Tokyo's Best Shopping Center for Fancy Things
    2018-01-16 1Kara: Tokyo's Place for the Solo Karaoke Warrior
    2018-01-02 Beer Club Popeye: Japan's First Purveyor of Japanese Craft Beer
    2017-12-21 First Cabin Akihabara: The Airplane Themed Capsule Hotel
    2017-12-07 Nalu & 76 Cafe: Getting Your Hair Cut in Japan
    2017-10-24 Kichijoji Yūrei: Tokyo’s Haunted Underground Izakaya
    2017-08-30 Kotani Makoto: The Homeless Man in Japan You Can Rent for ¥50 Per Day
    2017-06-12 Meguro Parasitological Museum: A Wonderland of Tapeworms and Malaria
    2017-01-24 Crispy, Crunchy, Crawly: Eating Bugs in Japan
    2016-09-13 Kagaya Izakaya: Frog is Stranger Than Fiction
    2015-04-14 Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum
    2015-03-24 Neon Blue Curry And The NicoNico Headquarters Cafe
    2015-03-10 Riding The World's Shortest Escalator: The Puchicalator
    2015-02-02 Showa Shinzan Yukigassen Tournament: The World's Scariest Snowball Fight?
    2014-11-12 HiNative: The Review
    2014-02-05 Hacking The Way You Walk With Namba Aruki
    2014-01-30 Japanese Body Language And Gestures
    2013-10-01 Jiufen: The Real Life Spirited Away
    2010-11-09 Tashirojima, Japan's Famous Cat Island

    16 Articles Published

    2017-12-28 Tofugu's Favorite Posts of 2017
    2016-12-27 Tofugu's Favorite Posts of 2016
    2014-04-29 Coffee In Japan: 120 Years Of Mornings
    2014-01-30 Japanese Body Language And Gestures
    2012-05-03 The Great Japanese Beer War
    2012-03-29 Why Japanese Doctors Lie
    2012-03-01 Botaoshi: Knock Down That Pole Or Die Trying
    2012-02-23 Japanese Superstitions That Will Fill You with FEAR!
    2012-02-02 What It's Like to Have a Career in Japan
    2012-01-26 Karoshi: The Japanese Are Dying to Get to Work
    2012-01-12 Pimp My Ride, Dekotora Style
    2011-11-18 The Burakumin: Japan’s Invisible Race
    2011-11-10 How The Poor, Defenseless Yakuza Are Getting Screwed By The Man (And Pizza Hut)
    2011-10-27 Mizuko Jizo: Rescuing Your Babies From Hell Since 700AD
    2011-10-14 Japanese Pirates, Ahoy!
    2007-11-26 How to Win at UFO Catchers