A Travel Video Tribute To Rodger Swan [Video]


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.

And to check out all of Rodger’s videos from his time in Japan, visit his YouTube page here.


Published on August 19, 2011