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Kei Ogikubo, a writer for 30 years, talks about his love of ancient paths and the joy of discovery.



A circle of friends connected by gootouch! The “FIST BUMP” corner of the radio program “GRAND MARQUEE” features people who live and enjoy Tokyo in a relay format.

On July 6, Nase Ueki, an illustrator and owner of the “Traveling Sewing Machine Shop,” introduced Nanase Ueki, who surveys, studies, and observes ancient roads. Kei Ogikubo, a freelance writer who has been researching, studying, and observing ancient paths, will appear. We asked Mr. Ogikubo, who has been writing for over 30 years, about how he became a writer and the various things he has discovered since becoming a writer.

Luckily, I became a writer.

Celeina (MC): Ogikubo-san studied the road, and moreover, he is very knowledgeable about gadgets and IT-related matters.

Takano (MC): You have been a writer for more than 30 years?

Ogikubo: Yes, I have. I was originally in a computer-related department, and I thought that computers would definitely come to the world in the future, and that it would be interesting. I thought that I had to go to Tokyo to start talking about it, and while I was doing various things in Tokyo, my dream came true. I don’t care when I die (laughs).

Takano: But is it possible to become a writer so suddenly?

Ogikubo: When I was a student, I worked hard to buy a computer and ran out of money. I had to do something about it, so I made some calls from a pay phone to a number in the back of a computer magazine that was looking for writers, and asked if they would take a look at a program I had written.

Celeina: Using the phone to sell myself.

Ogikubo: I didn’t want to have my application rejected and get nothing back. I thought if I called and said I would go, they would listen to me.

Celeina: You have a lot of vitality.

Ogikubo: Then he said, “There is one page that we haven’t decided who will write it yet. I said, “I’ll do it, I’ll do it! I said, “I’ll do it!

Takano: So the timing was good.



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