The One about my Interview with Misaki Iwasa (Wasamin)

AKB48 has dominated the Japanese music charts for numerous years and while many may recognize the main core members of the group, there is one former AKB48 member who has shined thanks to her talent of singing enka songs. Her name is Misaki Iwasa, known by her fans as “Wasamin” and was a 7th Generation AKB48 member who passed the audition for AKB48 back in 2008.   Iwasa was also […]

The One about Penelope Lagos’ book, “I Miss My Best Friend”

Back in 2011, I had the opportunity to interview actress Penelope Lagos about a film that she starred in and also discuss her career as an actress and a model. In 2017, I am interviewing Penelope once again, but not as an actress or model, but this time as a writer. Penelope has written and published her first children’s book titled “I Miss My Best Friend”, featuring illustrations by Sophie […]

The One about Fashion and Jeanist

From L-R: Mai Honda, Emiri Konoe and Maki Shima.  Photo by Dennis A. Amith, J!-ENT Originally featured in the J!-ENT 2015 Annual (December 2015 issue) Best Jeanist. The prestigious fashion award presented by the Japan Jeans Association to those who wear their jeans the best in Japan. From model and talents such as Ro-la, athletes such as New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and figure skater Miki Ando, J-pop group […]