Mr. Smoky


So, when you saw the name of this product, was the first thing that came to mind, “Mmm, coffee!”?

Yeah, me neither. And I have to admit, I’ve never woken up in the morning and thought, “Gee, if only I could have a nice cup of joe that tastes like smoke, I wouldn’t have to light up a cig until I’m fully awake.”

But of course, maybe that’s because I’m not a MAN.

I wonder if I’d be carded if I were to saunter up to the corner vending machine when nobody’s looking and try to buy one of these exclusive beverages? They do have a system here in Japan that requires you to insert an ID card that says you’re 18 before you buy cigarettes, so…

Read a novel set in Tokyo

The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party’s over when Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura is assigned to investigate the death of…read more