For those of you who haven’t heard the story, Rodger Swan was a college graduate living in Japan and teaching English over the course of 2009-2010. As many ESL teachers do, Roger started up a blog chronicling his time there — though his was a video blog called Tokyo Swan, which quickly began growing a dedicated following on YouTube. Sadly, Rodger died on January 27, 2010 in Hanamaki, Japan of internal bleeding into the abdominal cavity caused by acute pancreatitis.
Above is a video put together by a couple of Rodger’s friends who compiled footage from Rodger’s last videos as a tribute to the work he was doing and to memorialize him.
As a final tribute, his family has set up a memorial scholarship fund through his school at Western Michigan University. To donate and to learn more, visit the fund’s site here.
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