Search the music section on social networking website Twitter and you’ll see a long list of known global megastars, including Britney Spears and Kanye West. Directly under Justin Timberlake is Japan’s only representative on the list — Ryo the Skywalker, the stage name of Ryo Yamaguchi.
The Osaka-born, Tokyo-based dancehall MC uses his musical moniker as his Twitter ID. He currently has nearly 263,000 followers, making him a local Twitter celebrity of sorts. But this was not his intention when he first signed up for the service.