Forward. It’s a word that evokes intuitive reactions, from excitement and optimism to hesitation and even dread. Whether you’re considering a cross-Atlantic move or a new start in your career, the act of moving forward is propelled by the power of a mind well made-up. Like a bullet train on the tracks, choices speed us into the future, often unsure of which station to exit in. So how do we determine our destination? Is it barreling ahead and ignoring your fear of the unknown? Or is it a return to the things that we once loved and never could quite forget? It’s important to note that moving forward does not always mean moving literally forward. After all, bullet trains can go in opposing directions.
For us, moving forward means revisiting what makes a good story, and writing more of them. On this last month of summer, we’ll share stories of Japanese mountain climbers, investigate the joys of back-to-school stationery, and discover a genre of Japanese pop that was once nearly forgotten, only to make a comeback to the dance floors of Brooklyn. This is just a taste of our new chapter. Until then, keep moving forward.