Tokyo Metro’s subway safety posters always crack me up, because they all seem to be earnestly designed by Captain Obvious, but this one actually made me laugh with it, not at it. I mean DUH you’d … Continue Reading Subway Safety For Rockabillies
I never expected to be ambushed by cuteness at a highway rest stop bathroom, but check out this tiny toilet for tots!（≧∇≦） • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
Warning: when you’re in Japan, be careful never to say, “Just bite me!” because THIS might happen. If you walk out of the Tokyo Midtown exit of Roppongi Station right now, you too can … Continue Reading Suddenly, Godzilla!
So, today as I wandered around the Sunshine City Aquarium, I couldn’t help but overhear a few conversations between my fellow fish enthusiasts. • When not eavesdropping on Japanese peoples’ … Continue Reading What Japanese People Talk About At The Aquarium
Ahahahaha, Heintz Japan for the win! (Hey, so I ran out of stuff to read at dinner (><) SHUT UP!) • Read a novel set in Tokyo
So, you know how Everycountry has an Everyman and Everywoman? Well, in Japan, its… • Read a novel set in Tokyo
…is definitely going to be a Shoe Car. I hope they come in pink. • Read a novel set in Tokyo…
So, can you even believe this? If someone came to Sister Jonelle’s Confessional and admitted that they’d OKed building a honkin’ big expressway right over the Nihonbashi Bridge, I’d pretty much tell … Continue Reading Mortal Sins Of Urban Planning
So, yesterday I’m walking around, and suddenly I encounter a Sidewalk Whale. My theory about this little-known hazard of Ningyo-cho is that it tends to happen on Fridays, when they surface to … Continue Reading Suddenly…A Whale
You know how it goes when a VIP comes to town: streets unexpectedly blocked, swarms of shifty-eyed men in dark suits with little curly wires in their ears, cavalcades of … Continue Reading Japanese Invent A New Way For VIP Visits To Annoy The Populace
Went to robot restaurant. Missed last train. Left camera in cab. Noooo! Although I would rather drink poisonous dried snake tea, have my feet eaten by small brown fish, or … Continue Reading Lost
Every convenience store in Japan sells clothes. Emergency clothes. Say you missed the last train home and have to prop yourself in a comic book café cubicle all night, then … Continue Reading Emergency Funeral Tie
In The Land of Group Harmony, doing things by yourself is almost un-Japanese. But because Japan is also the country which offers a hot spring resort for dogs, a store … Continue Reading Forever Alone: Japan Version
Picture this. It’s a quiet Monday night in January. Usually the hosts who work in the Zero Group’s bars would be giving their hair a much-needed rest, kicking back to … Continue Reading The Annual Host Convention!
Gourmet food trucks: sooo last year! Bring on the cocktail truck! What could be more festive than a van dispensing libations to thirsty holiday shoppers on the streets of Shibuya? … Continue Reading The Cocktail Truck
I’d have to say that going on a two-day bus tour to the Ise Shrine has to rank right up there with staying overnight at a comic book café and … Continue Reading The Japanese Bus Tour: A Cultural Experience of Epic Proportions