Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Billboard Magazine - Tokyo Bureau Chief

Rob Schwartz is a journalist and music and film producer based in Tokyo. He covers music, entertainment and culture related to Japan, Korea and China and is currently the Tokyo Bureau Chief of Billboard magazine, a position he has held since 2008. His writing and photos have appeared in Time, Newsweek, Melody Maker, NME, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Interview magazine, among many others. Rob was Executive Director of the Tokyo-based dub and breakbeat imprint Play Label and is President of the Tokyo crossover label Dynastic Records. He recently co-founded the music and film production outfit Fusion for Peace Productions (F4P). Rob hosts the film-themed TV show J Flicks which airs on the network NHK World, available in 270 million households’ worldwide.