Patrick ST. Michel

For Patrick ST. Michel's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Tokyo barbecue joints to get summer sizzling

Jul 28, 2018

Tokyo barbecue joints to get summer sizzling

Grabbing your own grill and heading out to your preferred park or public space is the traditional way to approach barbecuing but in recent years, new spaces to barbecue in Tokyo and its surrounding areas have popped up for people of all grilling levels.

Sally Amaki's life as an animated idol-pop star

Jul 27, 2018

Sally Amaki's life as an animated idol-pop star

Though she liked anime growing up, Sally Amaki never thought she'd grow up to be an anime character. After moving from Los Angeles to Tokyo, Amaki tried her luck at voice acting and eventually landed the role of the blond-haired Sakura Fujima, one of the ...