- function: music journalist
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- WOMEX 2005
- WOMEX 2004
I am a music jounalist based in Tokyo and contributing writer for magazines like Latina (premier world music magazine here), Music Magazine (the most prestigious music magazine here), THE DIG (think Japanese MOJO) and more.
I sometimes work for radio programs at FM stations in Tokyo metropolitan area.
I am a translator too. My translated books includes Robert Palmer "Deep Blues," Dave Marsh "Elvis," Paul Williams "How Deep Ocean is: Brian Wilson and Beach Boys," Charles R. Cross (ed) "Backstreets - Bruce Springsteen," Andy Gill "My Back Pages: Bob Dylan in the 60s" and "Bono on Bono."
Also I work with my good friend Yoko Nozaki's Music Plant/Oak Tree label as a creative consultant. Music Plant release a lot of Irish, Scottish and Scandinavian music like Lunasa, Sharon Shannon & Vasen and promote their Japan tours. Oak Tree is more singer-songwriter oriented label, which roster includes Robyn Hitchcock, Glenn Tilbrook and Paul Brady.