The Last Word

When others’ smoking sends you fuming

Imagine walking into a restaurant, taking out a small stick of pleasant-smelling incense—and not even a very strong-smelling one—placing it on the table, and lighting it. As the subtle smell wafts from table to table and people notice, eventually there will be complaints, and the staff will come over and tell you to put it...

Oct 5, 2014 | No Comments | 3,756 views
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How onsen helped me get over my body issues

Sep 21, 2014 | 2 Comments | 4,889 views
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If Google is God, why can’t he hear me in Tokyo?

Sep 4, 2014 | No Comments | 1,165 views
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From vagabound visitor to registered resident in 4 easy steps

Aug 21, 2014 | 4 Comments | 2,193 views
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Playing the Tokyo music scene

Aug 7, 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,399 views
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When is it time to leave the island?

Jul 24, 2014 | 3 Comments | 2,239 views
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The whaling lobby blubbers on

Jul 10, 2014 | One Comment | 1,427 views
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Now stop with the bewilderment

Jun 26, 2014 | 16 Comments | 5,591 views
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Scolding (and espousing) the military spouse

Jun 12, 2014 | 13 Comments | 2,653 views
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A vegetarian in Japan refuses to apologize anymore

May 29, 2014 | 30 Comments | 3,455 views
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Rapport with your vet can make all the difference

May 14, 2014 | One Comment | 1,111 views
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Living life on the bottom rung

May 1, 2014 | 24 Comments | 2,824 views
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