Patrick St. Michel is a freelance journalist living in Tokyo, Japan. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Japan Times, MTV 81, MTV Iggy, Esquire, Pitchfork and The Sydney Morning Herald among others. He has also worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel and The Los Angeles Daily News. He also maintains the music blog Make Believe Melodies, one of the most viewed English-language blogs about Japanese music today. He graduated from Northwestern University with a journalism degree in 2009. While at Northwestern, he co-founded the online student news magazine North By Northwestern, which won several prominent national awards.