Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He is the only DJ in Japan verified by Twitter.
Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs.
A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.
He is currently producing and hosting “The Mike Rogers Show” on in 9 stations worldwide; UK, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, and South Africa.
He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.).
As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.)
His life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story” which world premiered at the prestigious Raindance Film Festival in London and was released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017. It also enjoyed a theatrical release in Canada.
Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trail-er: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t
In 2018, he also produced “Matsuchiyo - Life of a Geisha” which also premiered at Raindance in London. Teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr0OAB0Kmn0&t
He is currently working with Hollywood Director Stephen David Brooks on a feature film starring legendary Japanese actress, Momoi Kaori. Mike & Stephen co-wrote the script.
Mike is also a Jury Member for life at Raindance Film Festival.
Mike is also on the Board of Directors on a new NGO set by Dr. Kamei at Tokyo University. Currently searching for a CEO.. Candidates for the position of CEO are Mr. Kazuo Inamori, the founder of Kyosera and a former CEO of JAL, or Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, a former prime minister.