As the site’s name heavily implies, I’m Rob Fahey. I’m a Tokyo-based freelance journalist and consultant, specialising in the videogame and consumer technology industries.
I’m also a post-graduate student at Waseda University in Tokyo, where I study contemporary politics and conduct research into the developing role of social media in Japanese democracy. I formerly studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, where my thesis research was focused on factors influencing public opinion towards capital punishment in Japan.
I speak Japanese reasonably well and read it reasonably badly. I’ve got wide-ranging interests in Japanese society and history, beyond politics, although this blog will probably end up being mostly on the political side of things.
I write fiction when I find time and motivation. The two rarely align.
I cook regularly, run occasionally, read constantly and drink gladly. I spend at least a week of each year completely unplugged from the digital world on the Atlantic coast of Ireland, and the rest fidgeting uncontrollably if I lose LTE reception.