Patrick St. Michel is a freelance writer, copyeditor and consultant based in Tokyo. He reports on and writes about a wide variety of subjects, with a focus on Japanese music, pop culture, food, internet culture, travel and more. Originally from Los Angeles, Patrick moved to Japan in 2009, and has been writing for publications such as The Japan Times, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, NPR and many more. He contributed an entry to the 33 1/3 book series in 2018, focused on Japanese pop group Perfume’s album GAME.
Patrick has also worked with companies and artists both based in Japan and abroad. He has spoken at music conferences as well, including the Pop Conference in Seattle and the Shibuya Showcase Festival. He has also appeared as a guest on a wide variety of radio programs, TV shows and podcasts.
Besides writing, Patrick also works as a voice actor and director in Tokyo for a variety of companies and projects. He also has experience teaching in Japan.