May 1, 2005
When is the best time to drink tea? In Japan, it's the beverage of choice to wake up in the morning and drink after meals, or during work.
Apr 1, 2005
Think English teaching is a cushy job? For some it still is, but if you are unlucky enough to be a non-JET ALT (Assistant Language Teacher), be prepared to be the meat in a sandwic...
For over fifteen years Clay has worked on Harley Davidson motorcycles in the Bay area. He says a good percentage of his customers were cops, and many others were Hells Angels.
Mar 1, 2005
Two weeks after my arrival in Japan, at a goodbye gathering for the English teacher I was replacing, I was groped. Not in a darkened room by a perverted co-worker, nor by some drun...
The words "love hotel" makes some blush in shame and others give thanks and praise; the notions people entertain about these establishments are as varied as their backgrounds and b...
For the last thirteen years Mike has been studying and practicing a discipline of Japanese swordsmanship known as Shin Kage Ryu (New Shadow Style).
Feb 1, 2005
People around the globe are now familiar with Japanese culture.
Oyafuko-dori, loosely translated as "street of the wayward child," earned its name long ago. While making rounds of the bars after a long absence, I realized that the place really ...
Maybe you didn't notice, but the Jamaican population in Fukuoka doubled. Now there's at least two Jamaicans in town. And this one's busy spreading authentic Jamaican flavor around ...
Jan 1, 2005
Food & Drinks
While studying abroad in San Francisco, Sumiyoshi found a part-time job at a Thai restaurant. Despite having never tasted Thai cuisine he soon became addicted to the exotic and spi...