I was editor-in-chief of Japan Perspectives, a corporate Flash-based magazine, from its inception in November 2008 to its final edition in May 2011. I designed the logo, such as it is, and took on all aspects of layout and design from April 2009. The site itself is gone, but my own articles are reproduced below.


Life in Japan

Sumo

Seeing Sumo

After nine years in Japan, I finally caught a live sumo match.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

My first production with the Tokyo International Players.

Survival Games

Survival Games

Running around in the woods and shooting at your friends can be lots of fun.

Summer Sonic 09

Summer Sonic 09

NIN's last stand in Japan plus an intro to the Boom Boom Satellites.

Student Letters

Student Letters

Translations of some of the best letters I have ever received.

Wicked: The Broadway Musical

Wicked: The Broadway Musical

The Shiki Theatre Group brings broadway to Japan.

The Cro-Magnons

The Cro-Magnons 

These playful primates hail from the primordial soup of Japanese punk.

Catching Cherry Blossoms

Catching Cherry Blossoms

My students remind me what I'm giving up as I move away.


3.11 Earthquake

I was in charge of my company's information dissemination following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. These are the two summary pieces I put together afterward.

Post-3.11: April 1

Post-3.11: April 1

Three-week update following the magnitude 9.0 quake on March 11, 2011.

Post-3.11: May 1

Post-3.11: May 1

Two-month post-quake update: Tokyo creeps toward the 'new normal.'



Layout Samples

Laid out in Flash, these used to look something like this.