The Last Word

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

The subject of cycling on the sidewalk seems to spark outrage among the foreign community in Japan, yet for most Japanese people, this is an accepted practice that millions engage in every day. Why the outrage? How is there such a disparity of opinion? Under Japan’s Road Traffic Act, bicycles are classified as light vehicles and...

Apr 3, 2014 | 6 Comments | 1,935 views
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Following the Golden Rule would save expats a lot of heartache

Mar 18, 2014 | 15 Comments | 3,658 views
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Life will never be normal again in post-disaster Tohoku

Mar 6, 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,057 views
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The robotic nature of service in Japan can get decidedly less than personal

Feb 6, 2014 | 80 Comments | 3,705 views
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Legalized gambling will revitalize Japan, not ruin it

Jan 9, 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,035 views
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Tohoku aid comes full circle

Dec 19, 2013 | One Comment | 3,006 views
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Before rushing into Christmas, take time to savor autumn

Dec 5, 2013 | 11 Comments | 2,458 views
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Tokyoites do it and still radiate cool

Nov 22, 2013 | 6 Comments | 2,211 views
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Japan’s Gross National Propaganda

Nov 7, 2013 | 91 Comments | 6,055 views
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How Tokyo gets you… again and again

Oct 24, 2013 | 5 Comments | 3,204 views
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A former Tokyoite looks back

Oct 11, 2013 | 8 Comments | 4,834 views
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Japan should open up to China the way it did with the US

Sep 27, 2013 | No Comments | 2,165 views
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