November 11

All-You-Can-Eat Rockabilly

I pass this “#1 Shabu-Shabu” joint on the way to school every morning. Not sure what connection the buff dude with the Elvis ‘do has with all-you-can-eat hotpot, but for less than ¥2000, perpetually meat-starved students can gorge themselves for 90 minutes on all the protein they can shovel in.

Read a novel set in Tokyo

In the wake of a deadly earthquake, fans erupt in a frenzy of mourning when it’s discovered that their favorite pop star is among the dead. But when Detective Kenji Nakamura is sent to investigate a death at a local shrine, he finds evidence that suggests the impossible: How could the head priest have been murdered by…read more