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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This week, I wrote about the developing YouTube Market in Japan, talking to talent agency Breaker Inc. and also an independent YouTuber Chris Broad. Read it here!
I made a special appearance on the It Came From Japan podcast this month to talk about Japan's presence at SXSW this year. Listen here.
So...this happened. I'm the awkward one waving the glowstick.