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Rock Outside Japan

Rock Outside Japan

I recently had the pleasure of meeting translator and writer Naoki Matsuyama (Twitter) from Contectures, a Japanese publishing company started by literary critic Azuma Hiroki. We sat down at a large café in Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo, along with freelance translator Ko Ransom (Twitter), who had graciously set up the meeting for me by […]

Diary of an Anime Lived: Tohoku Magnitude 9.0

Diary of an Anime Lived: Tohoku Magnitude 9.0

As most of you are well aware by now, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern part of Japan at 2:46 pm on March 11th, 2011. Although the actual damage done by the earthquake seemed to be relatively minimal by most reports, the devastating tsunami that swept across the region left almost nothing in their […]