The big one is, Hiroko and I have launched a new YouTube channel! The very first video is of my expedition to Shinjuku's Piss Alley to sample some grilled salamander. We are going to be packing it full of short vids of yokai, ninja, and other assorted fun stuff over the coming months.
Speaking of grilled salamander, here's a CNNGo article I wrote on Japan's five freakiest foods, including not only amphibians but bugs and reptiles as well.
And remember the illustrated piece I did for CNNGo about Tokyo's top mythical creatures, illustrated by Chip Boles? I teamed up with dojin artist Shinkichi to pen a sequel called Tokyo's Top Ninja Hideouts. I'm planning to do more of these... what? "Graphic journalism pieces?" "Illustrated articles?" "Mangarticles?" (yikes)... Whatever you call them, I'm planning to do more in the future as well, so stay tuned!