Talked to The Anime Man for The Japan Times

Met up with one of most popular Japan-based YouTubers around, The Anime Man, to talk about his path to attention and the current boom in anime. “The Anime Man” has a busy summer ahead of him. The 23-year-old, whose real name is Joey Bizinger, will be on the road over the next two months making [...]

By | 2017-07-13T00:03:41+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Anime, Japan, New Media|Comments Off on Talked to The Anime Man for The Japan Times

Writing about YouTubers and Paellas at The Japan Times

Two stories this week, both of which I'm quite happy with. First off, I looked into the ever-growing world of English-language YouTubers in Japan. Specifically, I wanted to see if making a living from this — and obtaining the proper visas — was possible. I met up with one of the country's most popular vloggers, [...]

By | 2017-01-18T13:34:25+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Japan, Music, New Media, Technology|Comments Off on Writing about YouTubers and Paellas at The Japan Times

Writing about YouTube channel Life Where I’m From and reviewing a compilation for The Japan Times

Two new articles in The Japan Times today, highlighted by an interview I did with the man behind Life Where I'm From, offering a kid's perspective on everyday life in Japan. Greg Lam’s YouTube channel Life Where I’m From started one morning with a simple idea. “Honestly, my wife started cooking breakfast and I was [...]

By | 2016-10-24T05:10:28+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Japan, Music, New Media|Comments Off on Writing about YouTube channel Life Where I’m From and reviewing a compilation for The Japan Times

Writing about Lyrical School and the future of Japanese music for The Daily Dot

Wrote a piece for The Daily Dot about J-pop group Lyrical School's recent viral video, and what it means for the Japanese music industry: "The opening seconds of Japanese pop group Lyrical School’s video for “Run and Run” might seem strange—but only if you’re watching on a PC. It’s meant to be watched on a [...]

By | 2016-04-25T02:59:49+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Japan, Music, New Media|Comments Off on Writing about Lyrical School and the future of Japanese music for The Daily Dot