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Society

Starting a Business in Japan

What does it take to start a business in Japan as a foreigner? Elizabeth Mueller did the research, and put together this incredibly clear and detailed guide to all of the steps you’ll need to cross in order to make it happen. It also features interviews with my buddies Mark McFarlane (Tacchi) and Chris Palmieri (AQ), as well as lovely illustrations throughout by Adrian Hogan.

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Art Design Events Fashion

Supplement: Tokyo

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Oh how I’d love to attend the first edition of the┬ánew talk/lecture series called Supplement: Tokyo. The first edition (on October 4) will have a list of speakers that includes two friends I think are smart as fuck (W. David Marx and Chris Palmieri), and will be moderated by one of the best dudes, period (Ian Lynam). Produced by Temple University Japan (where Ian also teaches design classes), each edition will be made up of “four short talks about the relationship of design, art, fashion, visual culture and writing followed by a Q&A panel session.” Love seeing something like this happen, and even the tagline: Supp: Tokyo.

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Music

Codex 13

Well, I wanted this to be the “lucky” episode 13 of the Codex, but it took me quite a few tries to get the recording done because of glitches. But here it is, the first Codex of the year, and it also includes a Codex Coda courtesy of Chris Palmieri, the founder and head of the Tokyo-based design studio AQ.

The link to download the episode is below, as well as the playlist, and you can also subscribe to an RSS feed so as not to miss any future episode — the show is in the iTunes Store too.

Codex 13 (46MB)

1. M.I.A. – “Vicki Leekx Mixtape”
2. Toro y Moi – “Still Sound”
3. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – “The Bike Song (The View Version)”
4. Homo Duplex – “Out of Touch”
5. Julie Doiron – “Nice to Come Home”
6. Lykke Li – “Get Some (Beck Remix)”
7. RJD2 – “The Glow (Paolo Remix)”
8. Said the Whale – “Last Tree Standing”
9. The Inbreds – “Prince”

Codex Coda 02 by Chris Palmieri

1. Kid Sister – “Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)”
2. Wendy Carlos – “Air on a G String”
3. Ladyhawke – “My Delirium”