Category: The Last Word  

The Last Word

When others’ smoking sends you fuming

Oct 5, 2014 | No Comments | 3,764 views
Read more »

The Last Word

How onsen helped me get over my body issues

Sep 21, 2014 | 2 Comments | 4,892 views
Read more »

Mediabox

If Google is God, why can’t he hear me in Tokyo?

Sep 4, 2014 | No Comments | 1,166 views
Read more »

The Last Word

From vagabound visitor to registered resident in 4 easy steps

Aug 21, 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,194 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Playing the Tokyo music scene

Aug 7, 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,399 views
Read more »

The Last Word

When is it time to leave the island?

Jul 24, 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,241 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The whaling lobby blubbers on

Jul 10, 2014 | One Comment | 1,429 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Now stop with the bewilderment

Jun 26, 2014 | 16 Comments | 5,600 views
Read more »

Metro Daily

Scolding (and espousing) the military spouse

Jun 12, 2014 | 13 Comments | 2,654 views
Read more »

The Last Word

A vegetarian in Japan refuses to apologize anymore

May 29, 2014 | 30 Comments | 3,460 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Rapport with your vet can make all the difference

May 14, 2014 | One Comment | 1,112 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Living life on the bottom rung

May 1, 2014 | 24 Comments | 2,828 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Third culture kids should explore the "wa"

Apr 16, 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,336 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The bustling walkways of Tokyo are no place for cyclists—or are they?

Apr 3, 2014 | 6 Comments | 4,148 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Following the Golden Rule would save expats a lot of heartache

Mar 18, 2014 | 19 Comments | 5,017 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Life will never be normal again in post-disaster Tohoku

Mar 6, 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,571 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The robotic nature of service in Japan can get decidedly less than personal

Feb 6, 2014 | 80 Comments | 5,108 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Legalized gambling will revitalize Japan, not ruin it

Jan 9, 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,353 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Tohoku aid comes full circle

Dec 19, 2013 | One Comment | 3,227 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Before rushing into Christmas, take time to savor autumn

Dec 5, 2013 | 11 Comments | 2,760 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Tokyoites do it and still radiate cool

Nov 22, 2013 | 6 Comments | 2,591 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Japan’s Gross National Propaganda

Nov 7, 2013 | 91 Comments | 7,078 views
Read more »

The Last Word

How Tokyo gets you… again and again

Oct 24, 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,474 views
Read more »

Metro Daily

A former Tokyoite looks back

Oct 11, 2013 | 8 Comments | 5,296 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Japan should open up to China the way it did with the US

Sep 27, 2013 | No Comments | 2,391 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Why it’s hard to speak Japanese...in Japan!

Aug 29, 2013 | 16 Comments | 5,486 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The 2020 Olympics are Tokyo’s to lose after problems in Istanbul and Madrid

Aug 1, 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,998 views
Read more »

The Last Word

One man’s will to rebuild blossoms into a book

Jul 4, 2013 | No Comments | 3,040 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Japan’s drug laws must change to ease pain and suffering

Jun 21, 2013 | 8 Comments | 3,313 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Undressing the Japanese lingerie market

Jun 6, 2013 | 13 Comments | 4,664 views
Read more »

The Last Word

From seekers and slackers to strivers and thrivers

May 23, 2013 | 9 Comments | 5,899 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Honoring Donald Richie’s legacy

May 8, 2013 | 11 Comments | 2,561 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Taking a Japan adolescence back to the UK

Apr 25, 2013 | 7 Comments | 3,464 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Prophetic sushi and a paean to an island nation

Apr 12, 2013 | 7 Comments | 2,788 views
Read more »

The Last Word

All’s well in Japan until visitors show up

Mar 28, 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,145 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Living in a country not designed with you in mind

Mar 14, 2013 | 4 Comments | 3,059 views
Read more »

The Last Word

On the second anniversary of disaster there is still rage at a lack of answers.

Mar 8, 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,218 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The battle for foreign expat supremacy

Feb 28, 2013 | 32 Comments | 6,605 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The perils of illness in the Japanese workplace

Feb 14, 2013 | 8 Comments | 4,240 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Omiai and the pressure to get married

Jan 31, 2013 | 3 Comments | 2,864 views
Read more »

The Last Word

A crystal-bead class in Iwate helps hope glimmer

Jan 21, 2013 | No Comments | 1,615 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Two views on the recent elections

Jan 3, 2013 | One Comment | 3,078 views
Read more »

The Last Word

An elderly couple is healing their Tohoku town with fresh produce

Dec 19, 2012 | No Comments | 2,854 views
Read more »

The Last Word

How did a new bear conquer Japan?

Dec 5, 2012 | One Comment | 3,787 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Learning Japanese from the Italians

Nov 22, 2012 | No Comments | 2,649 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Why Japan’s alienation will go on… and on

Nov 8, 2012 | 3 Comments | 5,277 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Harnessing the light in Tohoku

Oct 26, 2012 | One Comment | 2,779 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The “Tokyo Umbrella Exchange”

Oct 11, 2012 | 8 Comments | 3,360 views
Read more »

The Last Word

Start the rice ball rolling

Sep 27, 2012 | 6 Comments | 2,841 views
Read more »

The Last Word

The “small-apartment complex” hints at bigger issues in Japan

Sep 13, 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,996 views
Read more »

International Dance School in Meguro
Japan/Ukraine Joint Ballet Concert in December
Reserve your winter break flight tickets!
Lots of deals in Nov & Dec too!
Ebisu Best Color International Hair Salon
Cut: ¥5,940~, Highlights: ¥8,650, -20% off first visit
Search Guesthouse at OAKHOUSE
120 Locations, 2050 Rooms. Click more info!
Curly Hair Specialist in Tokyo
Nepenji's Kiyoko has tips for your tresses
Sharehouses located all over Tokyo.
Luxurious accommodation at affordable prices.
Serviced Apartments Azabu Court
Daily, weekly, monthly extended stay studios/suites
Friendly Female English Speaking Dentist
Pediatric, orthodontic and cosmetic treatments
TOHTO GUEST HOUSE
Accommodation in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba
Car Accident & Other Legal Problems
Legal advice from English speaking attorney-at-law
REAL ESTATE in Tokyo - Rent & Sale
Best source for expat housing, office, investment
Tokyo Furnished Apartments
No Key money, deposit, agent fee, guarantor!