Tomonori RIP Tanaka has been our good friend for quite awhile now, and I was happy to get his update recently.
Tanaka shot most of his book, Rip Zinger, West Americanized Tour, on Ricoh's GR1s. Recently, however, the company began producing a digital version of the GR1s, and Tanaka began shooting with that, and as a result, gained the attention of Ricoh itself, as he was recently profiled on Ricoh's homepage blog here and here.
Aside from all that, RIP's been giving Keith Hufnagel the Tokyo tour and been preparing for the launch of his next book, Rip Zinger New York, which should be out in July. Keep your eyes peeled for it.