Brian Ashcraft
Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.
Jul 31

Kenji Matsubara, Sega President & Chief Publishing Officer, has resigned. According to the official release, his resignation is “for personal reasons.” Matsubara assumed his current role in April 2020. Previously, he was president and CEO of Tecmo Koei.

Jul 27

Color Japan the way you want to. Artist Surudenise, whom I follow on Twitter, depicts Japan with a Sailor Moonesque colors. Surudenise is self-publishing a coloring book, allowing you to bring your own palette to the streets of Japan. The book, titled Daydreaming in Japan, is out July 30. More on the artist’s site.