Take a good look at the tiny picture above. That is the ‘Delicious PhD Darling Sexy Costume’ available on Amazon…’Sassy graduation gown shows them you’re at the top of your class, or at least on top!’ the producers say, before … Continue reading
you can say a lot of bad things about the ‘ganbatte’ approach to education practised here in Japan, but a by-product is that you sometimes get extraordinary, nigh-on shouldn’t be possible / happen, results. Take Wataru Itou, for example. The … Continue reading
Brilliant ad campaign about the dangers of walking and using your smart phone at the same time. The campaign focuses on train stations, but trust me, there is no situation where the Japanese will not use their phones…once saw a … Continue reading
Meet Naomi Osaka, an 18-year-old tennis player, representing Japan. She just won her first ever match at a Grand Slam tournament, beating Donna Vekic. While it was a great, personal success, it also meant that most dreaded-by-teenagers combination: attention and … Continue reading
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Couldn’t resist going for a (very early) morning walk, as heavy snowfall is a bit of a rarity in Tokyo. Maybe it was the jet-lag, but the streets of Kyodo, where I live, felt a mix of eerily haunted and … Continue reading
I’ll readily admit that I never foresaw that one of the consequences of a move to the far east would be taking a sudden liking to select K-Pop tunes. But they’re just so bloody catchy and the video are just … Continue reading
A bit of juuust ever so impressive swordsmanship from Isao Machii, one of the most well-known modern samurai. Here he draws his sword and splits a 100 mph baseball in one fluid motion.