Monthly Archives: March 2015

Ryomei Shirai Faces the Music

Multi-talented musician Ryomei Shirai is best-known as a member of The Moonriders, a genre-busting band formed ay back in 1975. Over the last few years, the members have released a number of solo albums and projects, and this is Ryomei’s. … Continue reading

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3/11: Four Years On

3/11 was four years ago, and the publication of the charity anthology “Tomo” was three years ago. I was honored to be a part of it; here’s the email I received today from Holly Thompson, editor of the anthology and … Continue reading

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Blue Bottle Coffee, Tokyo

One of America’s hottest coffee shops, Blue Bottle Coffee, now has branches in Tokyo! Its flagship roastery and cafe, in the residential shitamachi area of Kiyosumi,opened last month. Their cafe in Aoyama opened March 7th and they’ll have a kiosk … Continue reading

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