Two new stories went up at the end of last week, at two new sites for me on top of that. I talked to Japan's first "drone comedian" for The Daily Dot; "Drones have been grabbing headlines in Japan over the past year, but rarely for positive reasons. Although the devices have been used to [...]
Two new stories in the Japan Times over the past few days. First up, a new wave of women who rap, but aren't really rappers in their words. "Hip-hop is a major force on the American music charts, but its presence has been less prominent in Japan. Elements of the wider culture have found their [...]
It is time for the weekly food column, and this week we focus on the new Suntory Craft Series, which is a super conglomerate's attempt to win over craft beer drinkers. Read it here.
A few Friday staples to share -- it's CD review time for the month, and for May I focused on miwa's very good Oneness and Parupunte's Primitive, which you can read here. For dessert corner, I ate Ben & Jerry's Brrr-ito because it is vaguely topical.
Two articles over at The Japan Times to end the week...first, I talked to people involved with the new Taco Bell in Shibuya (which caused a bunch of media excitement) and several other Mexican restaurant owners in the capital about a potential boost in popularity in Mexican food. "It’s 8 a.m. on an overcast Tuesday [...]
A few things that were published late last week. - Last story from SXSW is now up! I interviewed Japanese band the fin. for MTV 81, read that here. - In Japan, I went to a show featuring a bunch of incredible netlabel acts. Read that here on MTV 81 as well. - This week's [...]
Two small things for The Japan Times...first, a small guide to this year's Record Store Day Japan. "It has taken a few years to catch on in Japan, but Record Store Day (RSD) is now well-known among music fans. This year’s edition falls on April 18, so look out for limited-edition items and a few [...]