Jin Otabe was born on November 20th, 1989 in Toshima City. He graduated from Sophia University, Department of English Literature. He joined Ohta Publishing Company in 2013 and worked in the editorial department for “QuickJapan,” a youth culture magazine. Otabe left the company in 2015. With a focus on both domestic and international music and culture, he’s currently active as a freelance writer and editor for online and offline magazines. He also works as an interpreter and translator.