Fighting the Yokohama Spiderbot, 2009
Heyo, my name’s Colin Williamson and I’ve been working in the Japanese game industry for almost a decade. People frequently come up to me and say “How did you wind up working in Japan?” And even more frequently, people say “GET OFF MY LAWN!”
So this blog is intended to document how I got from Point A (Lancaster County) to Point B (Shinjuku). The short answer is “Do a bunch of annoying paperwork and then take a plane,” but the long answer is a little more interesting. In the end, I’m hoping to post some useful information that might keep someone from making the same stupid mistakes I did, and boyohboy did I make a lot of stupid mistakes.