Today marks the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story in Japan and the post that follows this one will be the last Star Wars-related post that I do for the foreseeable future.
With freelancing and other things (like getting engaged) keeping me busy, I’ve had less and less time to update this website. While I still plan on maintaining the site as a portfolio with links to freelance work I’ve done (check the sidebar), and while I still plan on updating the site with its own new blog entries and photo galleries as time permits, the forthcoming entry will close the book on the project that I started back in 2016 looking at Star Wars through the lens of Japanese culture.
Writing in that niche is what allowed me to break into the freelance market in the first place. Though it was my second published post, the very first pitch I had accepted for a paid article on SlashFilm was Exploring the Japanese Roots of Star Wars.
In lieu of an ebook, I’ll be condensing down the blog’s Star Wars in Japan sidebar section to a single Table of Contents post and then filing that under Film-Lover’s Guide to Japan. However Solo: A Star Wars Story shapes up, The Last Jedi felt like a definitive end to the first 40-year chapter of Star Wars history, so maybe it’s appropriate to wrap up this whole long project I’ve been working on before the next chapter in the space saga starts.
Stay tuned for the coming post, entitled, “Dance on over to Koenji for Vintage Star Wars Memorabilia and the Awa Odori Festival.”