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Nick Narigon

Nick, from Cedar Falls, USA, is TW's Editor in Chief. From a musical household in the Midwest, Nick is the literal definition of a musicophile. After tasting fame with his band Skoob at his junior high talent show at age 14, Nick was forever chasing the applause until eventually deciding to focus on being a writer in college (since the world wasn’t ready for avant garde psy-acid bluegrass). Nick took the opportunity to combine his two passions, with music and the arts often present in many of his written works. We could go on for ages talking about Nick’s journalistic prowess and all of the high profile publications the guy has written for, but let’s not forget his other big achievements: spearheading the TW Live House project and his dad bod. Since moving to Tokyo, his work has allowed him to explore much of the local music scene, and in a perfect world, Nick would like to spend more time writing and less time reading.

Articles by Nick

Said the late, great comedian Bill Hicks, “The world is like a ride in an amusement park…. And the ride goes up and down and round and round.” This pompously profound soliloquy wasn’t going through my…

Koji Murofushi’s office at the Japan Sports Agency’s facility in Kasumigaseki is a menagerie of artifacts that define his lifelong dedication to sports and his mission to teach everyone, not just Olympic…

In my Boy Scout days one of the leadership lessons we were taught when going on hikes is that the group is only as fast as its slowest member. Over the course…

For every Michael Phelps there is a Ryan Lochte. The first American swimmer won five gold medals at the 2016 Rio Summer Games. The latter drunkenly urinated outside a Rio gas station,…

One fateful day in Poland, an unwitting customs agent at Warsaw Chopin Airport unlatched the suitcase of Kazutaka Sakagami to discover the skin of a human face, fileted like a slice of…

On any clear day, a stroll across the bridge to Enoshima island is accompanied by the iconic image of snow-capped Mount Fuji, a view that was encapsulated as the 25th of the…

In the 1971 seminal essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” art historian Linda Nochlin contends that women artists have been so marginalized throughout history that masterful works of art have erroneously…

Zane Carney’s new album Alter Ego is the album to listen to when you miss hanging with your friends. It’s for times when you spend 20 minutes replying to an email only to…