After studying production Engineering in Glasgow, Scotland, I moved to Japan in 1989. In 1993, with my wife and partner Mary, I founded and published 707 issues of Metropolis, japan's No.1 English magazine. In 2000, I founded japantoday.com, the No. 1 news and discussion site about Japan. In 2016 I founded Newslines, a social news network, which is based on the NewsBlocks Protocol, a way to store news...as data,,,on the blockchain.