W. David Marx

W. David Marx is a long-time writer on culture based in Tokyo and the author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style (Basic Books, 2015). Marx was a literature editor for the Harvard Lampoon, and upon graduation, worked as an editor of the American edition of Tokion. Since that time, he has written on music, fashion, and culture for publications such as The New Yorker, Lapham's Quarterly, GQ, Harper's Magazine, Nylon, The Business of Fashion, and The Fader. He also contributed Japanese language articles to Popeye, Brutus, Weekly Diamond, and Cyzo. Marx is co-founder and chief editor of Néojaponisme — an occasionally-publishing arts and criticism web-journal, founded in 2007 with designer/writer Ian Lynam. Marx holds a BA in East Asian Studies at Harvard College. His senior thesis on the Japanese fashion brand A Bathing Ape received the Noma-Reischauer Prize. He also holds a MA in Marketing and Consumer Behavior from Keio University.


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