The Voyage

The voyage has just begun and the final destination still unknown.

⦿ Koenji, Tokyo, Japan

⦾ Collage Park, MD, USA

⦾ Nashville, TN, USA

⦾ Toronto, Ontario, USA

⦾ Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

⦿ Brooklyn, NY, USA

To live is to experience things, not sit around pondering the meaning of life.

– Paulo Coelho, Aleph


  • SakeBrooklyn
    Premium sake should be fun and exciting. SakeBrooklyn Brewing Co. was founded by two business school friends to bring the true Japanese sake culture to the US.
  • Sake South
    Brewed traditionally, perfected locally. Sake South was a homebrew craft sake project started in Nashville, TN.
  • Voyager of the Flattening World
    Scribble about my days in Chennai, India. This blog was a record of my voyage around the flattening world. 
  • MBA留学の駄文


Imagine, Design, Build.


Cooking is meditation, eating is liberation, drinking is hydration


  • Born in Tokyo in 1974. Shinobu (not Shinobi) means patience (and Shinobi means Ninja.)
  • Started a professional career in the corporate admin for an Internet venture. Experienced booming and bursting of the dot-com bubble.
  • Left Japan at the age of 30 in 2004 to attend a business school. Learned a lot about the business as well as American drinking culture, including but not limited to the keg stand.  
  • Worked for a multinational automotive manufacturer in the IT management for 10 years. Legacy migration, offshore development, global assignments, and lease cars for free.
  • Now working for a start-up sake brewery.