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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Wednesday means it is time to go to the convenience store and see what's new. This week, that is Seven-Eleven's latest effort to create a trend, via donuts. Read it here.
Two small pieces for The Japan Times today! First, I reviewed the new album from AKB48. It's pretty boring! And I wrote about a new cupcake store that has opened in Omotesando.
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 [...]