The World’s Shortest Elevator


If you want to contend for the title of World’s Laziest Human, get off the train at Takadanobaba Station and wait for the elevator to take you down the five steps outside the ticket gate.

Okay, of course, this provides access for people who have difficulty climbing stairs, are toting giant suitcases or wheeling monstro baby carriages, but I kind of wonder why they didn’t just build a little ramp…?

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