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Neojaponisme Badges

Some lovely Néojaponisme badges courtesy of Ian, the site’s creative director.


Liberal Democratic Japan

I was really upset that I had to miss last week’s Néojaponisme joint at the SO+BA gallery — it was to be my first DJ stint, dammit — but I am glad to hear that it turned out to be a great NJ lovefest. And now time to point you to the site today for a new podcast, as “Tobias Harris of Observing Japan and [Marxy] hit Showa Era-themed izakaya Hanbey for some Hoppy and discussion on Japan’s status as a liberal democracy.”

Games Magazines

Amusement 5

Amusement has put up a few page layouts from its latest issue (5), and it’s looking like another terrific one. I know that Abdel, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, was in town for a bit, working on pieces for the issue, so I’m sure there’s plenty of excellent Tokyo/Japan-related content to enjoy. Above, Katamari Damacy‘s Keita Takahashi, in a lovely Noby Noby Boy-influenced shot. Via Offworld.


PMKFA at Creators Inn GBG

Well look who just popped up on the Creators Inn blog! One of the results of being on my back and out of the loop for so long is that I can’t keep track of my friends anymore, and so I didn’t even realize Micke was in Gothenburg, and had a chance to try out a capsule version of Jesper‘s Creators Inn project.

So what’s it going to take to convince Elvine to sponsor a Creators Inn outpost here in Tokyo?


Down and Out

I won’t go into too many details, but I felt I should say something about what’s going on with me. This past Sunday I suffered a seizure and was rushed to the hospital. All manner of tests on my brain (CT, MRI, etc.) have revealed nothing, but during the attack I badly damaged one of the bones in my spine, and slightly dislocated my shoulder. I was at the hospital for five days, and was then allowed to return home after more tests on my back showed that I wouldn’t require surgery. But I am relegated to staying on my back. On Monday I will receive a corset — it was fitted this past Monday, but takes a week to make — and from then on I should have a bit more movement. But it will be a slow healing process, so don’t expect to see me out and about for a while.