December 28

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Partytime Vending Machine

Tired of running back and forth to the nearest alcohol vending machine when it’s time for another round? If you live near this model in Ningyōchō, you’re in luck! It barely gives a nod to those pesky single-serving sizes, opting instead for tall beers, double-shot mixed drinks, and whole bottles of wine, saké and shō-chū.

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