I’ve started contributing to a new Japanese snack website, Mog Mog

In the past couple of weeks, I've started contributing to a new Japanese snack website called Mog Mog. I'll be contributing regularly over there, and you can follow along at my author page. So far, I've written about Hatsune Miku snacks and colorful Easter Eggs among others, but expect even more soon.

By | 2015-04-09T04:31:59+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Food, Japan|Comments Off on I’ve started contributing to a new Japanese snack website, Mog Mog

Talking with The Barberretes for MTV Iggy, and a few other things

Last Friday, MTV Iggy published an interview I did with Korean doo-wop trio The Barberretes. "Tuesday afternoon at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference and festival is a lazy affair. The Interactive portion of the week is ending, while the music segment hasn’t technically started yet. It’s limbo in Austin, Texas this year, and [...]

By | 2015-04-06T01:37:02+00:00 April 6th, 2015|Food, Japan, Music|Comments Off on Talking with The Barberretes for MTV Iggy, and a few other things

More SXSW writing, this time for The Japan Times

Wrote about Japan Nite, both its history as it celebrated its 20th anniversary and where it goes from here, for The Japan Times: "AUSTIN – For the past two decades, the Japan Nite showcase has been one of the most celebrated events at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference and festival, a gathering where [...]

By | 2015-03-25T08:19:33+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Food, Japan, Music|Comments Off on More SXSW writing, this time for The Japan Times

Two food stories for Wednesday: Snow Monkey Beer Live and chips

Two new food stories for the Japan Times. First, I wrote a preview of the Snow Monkey Beer Live event, an event merging craft beer with live music. "Two of the bigger booms of the last few years in Japan seem like they would be a great match. But nobody thought to merge the worlds [...]

By | 2015-03-11T04:46:20+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Food, Japan, Music|Comments Off on Two food stories for Wednesday: Snow Monkey Beer Live and chips

New articles at MTV Iggy, 81 and Japan Times

Lots this week, starting with a bigger piece for MTV Iggy about a shift in Japanese pop culture away from idols: "At the end of January, Japanese media reported a rumor that a super group of sorts called Japan48 would perform at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This outfit would supposedly [...]

By | 2016-10-18T01:15:06+00:00 February 13th, 2015|Food, Japan, Music|Comments Off on New articles at MTV Iggy, 81 and Japan Times