Listed as one of CNNgo’s top 10 Japan blogs in English

Wow! This simple blog has been cited by CNNgo as one of the top 10 Japan blogs in English. I like how the CNNgo description identifies me as being “married to a Japanese man” but is indeterminate about my gender and my readers’.

“So ladies” is how CNNgo addresses my readers. I welcome female readers but don’t think that’s the total of my readers. Hello?! Isn’t it 100% clear that I am a queer guy?! Haha on CNNgo for reflecting Japan’s inability to see gayness no matter how flagrant!

Some of the other picks are my regular reading material. Congrats #1 Green Eyed Geisha for continually inspiring me. I am also thrilled to be included with Vivian’s Lost in Translation blog.

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22 comments

    1. Hi CNNGo’s Tokyo Editor,

      Thank you for your comment and for selecting this blog as a top 10 Japan blog in English. I am very flattered. My “about” page and identity are purposefully vague, so I really don’t blame you for assuming I am a traditional wife or not mentioning my gender. My viewers include queers and straights, men and women, Japanese and international.

      You wrote to ask me about my place of origin and the date of my marriage. It’s sad to remind people of the fact that marriage inequality still exists in Japan and my country, and this affects thousands- if not millions- of your neighbors. I do not identify my place of origin because this legal and social situation of inequality requires a certain level of anonymity- or deniability.

      I look forward to CNNGo’s continued coverage of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual life, and efforts to expand freedom and equality to all people. Thank you for reading this often silly blog and for sharing it with others.

    1. Leo, thank you for reading my blog.

      I guess this blog’s author could have been a woman. However, most of my posts are a steady stream of queer pop: the visual references to Cher’s butt, the safe sex video of men cruising, campy video of Japanese sailors, topless male gymnasts performing for the Pope, the hunky champions of Japan judo, the Showgirls/Black Swan mash-up.

      What country are you living in? Thank you again for reading this often silly blog.

  1. Ah!! This is so great! You totally deserve it!! This blog changed my life! xDD (Actually, I’m only half kidding. Thanks to you, I found something I had always been searching for: a blog that focuses on gay/camp culture in Japan that isn’t written by a 14-year-old girl with no life experience and/or exp in Japan. No offense to those blogs at all, it’s just not what I’m looking for). Oh, that and you single-handedly got me hooked on Gaga. No joke. I had been oblivious of her existence until you posted her Bad Romance vid.

    Anyways, congratulations again! I really hope you know how amazing this blog is, cause the rest of us do. ❀

  2. Congratulations!

    I see that CNNgo updated the info to reflect you are a “foreign man” with a Japanese husband. The first time I saw their article, it did indeed come across that you might be a sweet Midwestern lass living in Tokyo – although had they read some of your earlier postings, it is pretty clear that you state you are indeed a man, gay, and living the beautiful life in Tokyo!

    Keep on writing!

    1. Those CNN bloggers quickly responded to my post, and updated their info. They are trying to be “inclusive,” although perhaps it’s hard for them to understand someone who “self-describes” as married regardless of the lack of recognition. I am still amazed that my sexuality was not completely obvious to all.

  3. Congratulations! This is well-deserved! I am absolutely in love with this blog and have been following it for over a year now. This is my first comment however so please forgive me :3

  4. Congratulations! And a happy new year to you, full of bouffant hair-do spotting and stylish scarf/sock combos.

  5. γŠγ‚γ§γ¨γ†οΌ Love the blog!! Your blog and Vivian’s “Lost in Translation” are some of my favourite reads.

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