Back in the air now after 10 days in the Philippines, I finally have a chance now after a busy ten days to reflect a bit and write. Thankfully my iPad is loaded with a fair amount of music, and the Kings of Convenience (as always) provide a languid and contemplative soundtrack to the goings-on around me. I swear this duo’s music just gets better and better with each listen.
Netwise wine portal site Vinotokyo was featured today in The Japan Times along with a short interview with Netwise president Michael Rollins. Read the full article text. The site–billed as “Tokyo’s Guide to All Things Wine”–offers information of Tokyo wine events of all kinds, classes, Tokyo wine bars and restaurants and more. Members can post reviews [...]
I got an email from Metropolis today. It came to an address I used when I joined their community, though I don’t remember opting-in to anything. At any rate, I opened it and was amazed at just how completely bad it was. Clumsily composed in plain text and littered with duplicate links, it looked more [...]
February is drawing to a close, putting us firmly in the new year and looking forward to onset of Spring. The past few days have been warm enough to suggest that hanami season is just around the corner. We’re all ready to open the windows and start enjoying some cool breezes in the office and [...]
One of our recent projects is now online and is picking up steam in terms of traffic and membership. Here’s the “official” blurb: Tokyo has a lot to offer wine lovers. From world-class restaurants to standing wine bars to the massive retail and online wine trade, Tokyoites have access to an incredible range of not [...]
Our good friends at Spoilt Inc., a Netwise client and home to fashion lingerie brands Capricine and Gatez Moi, revealed their new new lineup for Summer and Autumn recently in Shibuya. We were lucky enough to be on-hand for the event and managed to come away with a few photos of the new collection. The [...]
Japan Positive Network (JPN) は文化、芸術活動を通じて異文化間の相互理解を深めると共に、環境保全、地域の活性化、青少年の健全育成などの問題に取り組んでいるNPO法人です。ネットワイズでは同法人のウェブサイトのリニューアルを請け負い、また企業市民活動の一環として、日本発の国際相互協力音楽プロジェクト「World Positive Project」に参加いたしました。 このプロジェクトでは、楽器や音楽機材を収集し、それらを必要としている世界の音楽制作家や学校などの施設で役立ててもらう活動を繰り広げており、ネットワイズでは、プロジェクトサイトのデザイン、制作を行い、回収のための「ご提供用フォーム」を提供いたしました。 このフォームよりプロジェクトに参加してくださる皆様が、ご自宅にある楽器や音楽機材を簡単にご報告していただくことが可能になりました。 微力ながらネットワイズでも地域社会の一企業として、今後もこのような貢献活動を行なっていく所存です。
submission form for parties interested in contributing instruments and equipment for aspiring musicians around the world who can enjoy and benefit from them. This project site provides a convenient way for people in Japan with unused or unneeded equipment to share it with economically-challenged aspiring musicians around the world. For the recipients of these gifts [...]
Congratulations on finding my personal blog. It's been around in various incarnations since 1997, which is before blogs were called "blogs." See if you can top that.
My name is michael, and denbushi (電武士) is the now-dorky-seeming online name I made up back when I thought (ever so presciently) that some kind of unique nickname for the interwebs might be handy. Just for the record, it IS unique (even today!) except for this jujitsu variant/dojo in Puerto Rico which co-opted it without even asking me. If I had to cage-fight them for exclusive use of "denbushi" chances are good they'd win. But I'd still do it.
These days I live in Tokyo and mostly use my real name. A few years ago I founded a design and marketing agency called netwise. We do web and internet stuff. We're pretty good at it.