I’m Huge in Japan!

I’ve always wanted to say that, even if it is a bald-faced lie.

While in Tokyo I had the distinct pleasure and honour of being interviewed by Director’s Magazine. The interview, and a rather silly looking photo of me appeared in the Aug-Sep edition of the magazine. I just got a copy (bit of a delay, but hey, it came all the freaking way from Japan, man!), and while I have no idea what it says, it’s still pretty cool, so I wanted to post it for posterity.

Here’s a scan of the picture page:

Is it just me, or do I look a bit confused about what I’m doing there? I’ll put it down to jet lag.

And here’s the cover and article page:

Apparently I made the cover (thanks for pointing that out Keith).

Grant Skinner

The "g" in gskinner. Also the "skinner".



  1. That’s cool! They showed me that one when I was there..they where pretty stoked to have you in there, really…so maybe you’re bigger then you think…

    I just got mine in this week…now I can show mine off too !

    See you in TO.

  2. At least you know how to write your name in katakana now. guranto sukinaa

  3. “…while I have no idea what it says….”

    You’ve got your name though, right? It’s the leftmost column of the three smaller columns of type, gu-ra-ne-to-su-ki-na-a.

    Real cool that you’ve got that international presence, why that’s how Sean Connery started out…. 😉


  4. You’re a star! ahah coool!

  5. Congratulations Grant!

  6. Hah! is this why you wore that same shirt to the office today?

  7. Dammit I’m jealous…

  8. I had once a Japanese substitute teacher. Apparently, they ain’t a good Japanese name for my name (only use my first name for communication). I still think I need to change my last name to it’s on par with my first names 🙂

  9. Congratulations ! It’s a funny title for this post though, it reminds of a catchy tune…Big in Japan. :P.

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