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You see in the news an awful lot how crooks call old people and somehow confuse them into believing the caller is a relative in desperate need of cash, defrauding them out of thousands and often tens of thousands of dollars. It’s called “It’s me” fraud in Japan and it’s quite an epidemic, if the […]
this little girl was giving me grief today. she’s apparently camera-shy but didn’t hesitate to pull one eye open and stick her tongue out at me. If you’ve ever read or watched Japanese cartoons you’ll know what I mean. It’s the kid’s version of the finger, a cheerfully rendered “you suck!” it was the highlight […]
The Japanese people, as homogenous as they are, all share the same dream: Get a job, get married, get a house, get a dog. Putting aside for a moment the fact that they consider it a dog’s duty to bark incessantly and their apparent unwillingness to train them, everyone with a dog walks the dog […]
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