My Wired Feature about Hiroyuki Nishimura and the Japanese Web is Live!

Mf_hiroyuki_fMy WIRED feature about Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of 2channel, and his two web sites—2channel and Nico Nico Douga—is now online at Wired.com.

The story is in the June issue of the magazine, too—the 15th anniversary issue—but the web has all kinds of fun extra features, like an ASCII art gallery, a video of me explaining the sites, sample Nico Nico Douga videos, and two extra articles about Japanese web culture and its influences in the US.

I spent 10 full days in Japan this February reporting this story—I interviewed dozens of people who are active bloggers, engineers, and entrepreneurs in Japan’s web industry, and really dove into the culture of innovation and forward-thinkingness that exists there. It was a fascinating journey.

Read Meet Hiroyuki Nishimura, the Bad Boy of the Japanese Internet

One thought on “My Wired Feature about Hiroyuki Nishimura and the Japanese Web is Live!

  1. Loved it, great job! I’m fascinated by Japanese culture, so that made it extra good. Off to watch the videos!