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 | 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 | 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 | April 25th, 2016|Japan, Music, New Media|Comments Off on Writing about Lyrical School and the future of Japanese music for The Daily Dot