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The Bulletin of China Studies

This week is not just about the release of Arcade Mania, it also sees my wife’s first publication in a research journal (not counting university journals). My wife, Yuko, has had an article based on her current research published in the current issue (No. 8) of The Bulletin of China Studies (Chugoku Kenkyu Ronso). The […]

PingMag Shop

You know all that cool stuff you’re used to seeing on PingMag? Now you’ll actually be able to buy some of it, thanks to the launch of ShopPingMag! The site only launched last week, but already it’s filled with very “ping” products — they even have a “PingPicks” section — and you can expect the […]


Shantell Martin just never seems to stop. Next up, her very own DVD, Koob’s, which covers the artist doing what she does best: creating. It comes out in November, but you can already pre-order it from this page, which also includes a video preview.

The Individual Fashion Expo IV

Tokyo Fashion Week may be over, but there’s still some fashion runway action coming your way September 23 in the form of the Maruione Shinjuku-produced fourth annual “Individual Fashion Expo,” at the JCB Hall in Tokyo Dome City. The show covers gothic, lolita, and punk styles. Patrick Macias has plenty more info over at his […]

Arcade Mania Now on Sale!

And it starts! Arcade Mania is now available for purchase on Amazon Japan! Buy a copy, hell, buy two, you never know when you might lose one. The book sells for 2,100 yen, and that’s with free shipping if you live in Japan — remember, Amazon Japan does ship internationally. If you prefer to wait […]