Jack Richardson is a writer, photographer, poet and kendoka trapped in the body of an English teacher. Breathes the clear mountain air of Yamagata Prefecture but longs for the smog of Tokyo once again.
7-Eleven's cashless payment service didn’t even last a week.
A dive into the shortest, most contentious national anthem in the world.
Your dream job in Japan has landed.
Widespread closures and sky-high prices mean that 45% aren't happy about this year’s extra-long holiday.
The estimated 20% of households who don't pay are apparently in trouble.
As if you needed more reasons to go to Tokyo.
People were only reading them for the articles, anyway.
Juggling, skipping and drumming monks call out police and prove holy dress is no hindrance.
Purikura-esque filters and stickers as-yet unannounced.