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Tracy Jones

Tracy Jones is from "God's Waiting Room," better known as Florida, but by way of Tokyo, Japan, he’s a born again American, a writer, photographer, and a proud husband and father. His greatest thought came to him in a job interview when he answered a question with "people walked through my mind like a museum." While Tracy's answer excited the possible employer, surprisingly, Tracy didn't get the job. He’s written for Huffpost, Bandcamp, Cleaver Magazine, Hi-Fructose, MoCADA, and he produces The Microscopic Giant.

Articles by Tracy

Here’s a broad platter of jazz clubs that reflect Japan’s long love affair with a music that gave this island swing. Body&Soul Founded in 1974, Body&Soul was one of the first clubs…

On March 11, 2011 when a 9.0 earthquake rocked northeastern Japan, it pushed the island of Japan eight feet further east and shook the earth on its axis. The quake spawned a…

Legendary war photographer Robert Capa once said, “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Tokyo-based street photographer Deandre Scott points his camera so close to people that viewers can…

A music lover’s paradise, Tokyo’s alleyways, basements and arenas offer a mind-boggling array of music venues to choose from. Whether you are into hip-hop, rock, jazz or electronica, these five hotspots are…

In 1983 the film Wild Style introduced hip-hop to a mystified generation of Japanese kids. Thirty-five years on, even though the genre has been diced and retrofitted in Japan to appropriate the…

There’s a contagious problem that permeates Japan. Unlike an actual virus, it can’t be transmitted through touch, sex, blood or other bodily fluids. It’s not genetic, but learned. At an early age,…

On March 1, the movie Black Panther will hit Japanese theaters like beams from a crowded sky of stars. Already hailed as a pop-culture milestone, Marvel’s first black superhero is breaking North…

Inspired by the cinematic vistas that Tokyo has to offer, photographer Lukasz Palka has spent nearly a decade capturing the city’s bright spots and hidden corners. Photographer and Eyexplore co-founder Lukasz Palka…