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books

Best Music Writing 2009
Da Capo Press, 2009
Made of Japan
Zoo Magazine, 2009
Tokyo by Tokyo
Claska, 2009
Includes essay “Theoretically unpublished piece about girl talk, for a theoretical New York magazine kind of audience, give or take an ox on suicide watch” co-written with Nick Sylvester Fifteen interviews and profiles: Shugo Tokumaru, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Bruce Osborn, Rinko Kawauchi, Chiho Aoshima, Kiyoshi Kuroda, writtenafterwards, Toshikazu Iwaya (ex-Dress Camp), Hirofumi Kurino (United Arrows), DOG (Harajuku store), Soichiro Ito (SOE), mint designs, Final Home, Verbal (m-flo) One of 67 Tokyo navigators of interesting city sites.
Tokyo.ten
W+K Tokyo Lab, 2008
Includes essay on Japanese youth fashion rebellion.

magazines

Brutus
Japan
Nylon Guys
U.S.
GQ
U.S.
“Has Men’s Styling Returned to 30 Years ago?/男の着こなしは、30年でもとに戻ったのか?” 30th Anniversary Issue(May 15, 2010)”What is a ‘Playboy’?/「プレイボーイ」とは何であろうか。” Stylebook 2010 Spring & Summer(Apr 1, 2010)“WASP Hero: George Plimpton/ワスプ紳士:ジョージ・プリンプトン” Stylebook 2009 Autumn & Winter(Oct 1, 2009)”Mountain and Suits/山とスーツ” [as model] Wandervogelism (Nov 1, 2008) “Eastern Promise,” five new Japanese fashion brands (March 2009)”Printed Matter,” profile of Yasushi Fujimoto of CAP (March 2009)”Future Folk,” long profile of brand Visvim (Fall 2008)”Hysteric Glamour,” long profile of Nobu Kitamura (Winter 2007)

“Under the Covers,” long profile of brand Jun Takahashi (Fall 2006)

“Gorillas in Our Midst,” long profile of Nigo from A Bathing Ape (Spring 2006)

“In the Mood for Love,” introduction to Japanese love hotels (Apr 2006)”A Cool Rain,” interview with actor Takeshi Kaneshiro (Feb 2006)
Weekly Diamond
Japan
Nylon
U.S.
Theme
U.S.
“Herbivore Men vs. Yankiis/草食男子vs.ヤンキー男子”(Jul 25, 2009) “Mademoiselle Yulia”(Oct 2009)”Shugo Tokumaru” (Oct 2006)”Darkside Mirrors” (Oct 2006) “Groovisions,” profile of design collective (Early 2008)“Rinko Kawauchi,” profile of photographer (Winter 2007)”YMCK,” profile of musicians (Spring 2007)

“Madsaki,” profile of artist (Fall 2006)

“Azuma Makoto,” profile of artist (Spring 2006)

Harper’s
U.S.
Cyzo
Japan

Fader
U.S.

“Grandma’s Little Helper,” Yumel doll phrases (Sep 2005) “The Special Situation in the Japanese Music World where TV and Management Companies Dominate/テレビと事務所が牛耳るニッポン音楽業界’特殊’事情” (Apr 2006) “Moodman,” profile of DJ (Sep 2006)“Takagi Kan,” interview with hip hop pioneer (Nov 2005)“Get That Cheddar,” on Q-pot. ring, (Sep 2005)

“Louder than Bombs,” profile of the band Yura Yura Teikoku (April 2005)

“Lamenting the Death of Trend in the Land of the Rising Sun,” (Sept/Oct 2004)

OK Fred
Japan
Beikoku Ongaku
Japan
Tokion
U.S., Japan
“Fight, This Generation: Vol. 4” essay on Hoshino Aki’s fake boobs (Fall 2007)“Fight, This Generation: Vol. 3” how TV unconsciously influences kids (Spring 2007)

“Fight, This Generation: Vol. 2 The Effects of TV on Music” (Fall 2006)

“Fight, This Generation: Vol. 1 TV vs. Music” (Spring 2006)

“Digital Listening,” cultural change from iPods (Fall 2005)

“Neo-Shibuya-kei and the Generational Rift of Japanese Cool” (Mar 2005)

Song “Neoplasticism vs. De Stijl” on free CD (Jun 2005)“Air ‘Talkie Walkie’” (Jan 2004) “King of Street: Stussy 25 years,” Tokion Japan(Jan 2006)“Yukari Fresh,” Tokion Japan (Sep 2005)

“Kiiiiiii” Tokion (Jul 2004)

“Pico Pico,” Japanese Electropop (Nov 2003)

“Yuko Shimizu,” Hello Kitty original designer (Sep 2003)

“Viva El Chino,” article on Alberto Fujimori (Mar 2003)

“James Lavelle” (Jan 2003)

“Plus-tech Squeeze Box” (Jan 2003)

“Analog Paradise,” article on Japanese record market (Nov 2002)

“Jihad Nippon,” article on Japanese Red Army (Sep 2002)

“Kahimi Karie” (Jul 2002)

“I Wanna Be a Pop Idol: Puffy” (July 2002)

“The Japan Factor,” Japanese youth consumers of graffiti art (May 2002)

“Kaiju Big Battel” (Nov 2001)

“Otto Design Group” (Nov 2001)

ArtAsiaPacific
U.S.

Adeyaka
Switzerland

“YouTube & Mu,” essay on the Magibon phenomenon (Jul/Aug 2009) “Inspired Performance – The spirit of modern craftsmanship in Japan: Sano Magic/Gora Kadan” Issue 6.”Inspired Performance – The spirit of modern craftsmanship in Japan: Abe Surf/Mizra” Issue 7.

“Inspired Performance – The spirit of modern craftsmanship in Japan: Flower Robotics/Kinnotake” Issue 8.