Jun 1, 2005Now Reports
In order to exploit a loophole in internationally ratified whaling regulations, Japan currently engages in whaling for "scientific research purposes".
by C.P. Buckley
You've finally done it. You went out and spent 20,000 yen on a bike, got your 3,000 yen helmet from Daiei and have found a good bike shop with some experienced riders that can show...
Here's Barna (foreground) doing what he can to clean up Fukuoka's streets from littered cans, one by one. He's a six-year old golden retriever, and the star student at DoLS (Dogs L...
May 1, 2005Now Reports
I thought Fukuoka wasn't supposed to have earthquakes. Tectonic growing pains were other prefecture's problems, not ours. That, of course, was until Palm Sunday's M7.0 tremor.
Although she studied art formally, Macarena's teaching style at Tiempo Iberoamericano - El Taller is very hands on. There she helps students create art they hardly dare to imagine.
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, 2005Now Reports
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, 2005Now Reports
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...