Before coming to Japan, Max, who is originally from the United States, was a graduate student of anthropology in Paris, France. He says that when he first came to Japan he was happy to discover all the English broadcasting. In addition to working as a LOVE-FM announcer, Max is also the stadium DJ at Yahoo! Dome, home of the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. "I love the size of Fukuoka. I've lived in New York City and Paris, and well, cities that big are fun, but just commuting to work can lead to burn out. Fukuoka is the perfect size, not too big, not too small. You can ride a bicycle to work, and the beach is also nearby. What's more, the city has a great music scene. There are all kinds of concerts, and a good number of intimate nightclubs. I wish, though, that more international artists would come to Fukuoka."
Max first considered living in Fukuoka when he was sightseeing during the New Years holidays and happened to see the tama seseri, a traditional event held on the third of January at Hakozaki Shrine. Teams of men clad in loincloths and showered in sacred water scramble to get over a wooden ball. Watching the dynamic event he thought, "Wow, what a fun city!"
Orapan, Kim Jisook, LuLu, Max
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