The Spitfire demon’s evil twin has donned a suit and volunteered to show commuters what not to do on Japanese trains.
Hint #1: Do not bully schoolboys about their pink hair. They can’t help it.
Hint #2: Pinching that salaryman will only get the office lady’s knickers in a twist, so please direct your attentions to the old uncle who’s completely oblivious to what’s going on right next to him because he’s got his nose in an ero-comic disguised as the latest Haruki Murakami.
Hint #3: Refrain from kicking a 2-pointer with the recycle bins. Because there are no public trash cans in all of Japan, they are the last place desperate commuters can make furtive emergency trash stowage.
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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!