| Mar 9, 2010

More about going wireless on the move

In reply to a computer user seeking advice on “Going wireless on the move” (Lifelines, Jan. 5), M.H. wonders why Bic Camera ( www.biccamera.com ) and Emobile ( www.emobile.jp/en ) were mentioned, but not UQ WiMAX ( www.uqwimax.jp/service/trywimax/ ). “When I visited Bic’s Shibuya ...

| Mar 2, 2010

Seeking traditional textiles in Tokyo

Terri has a friend visiting Japan in spring. “She is a fashion designer, and very interested in ethnic textiles. I seem to remember a museum opening in Tokyo sometime last year — something to do with Asian textiles — but can’t remember any details. ...

| Jan 5, 2010

Going wireless on the move

Reader A.V. wants to get Internet service for his apartment but does not want to do it through a fixed-line service. “Is it possible to get online with a wireless system that you can take with you and also work at home?” he asks. ...

| Dec 1, 2009

Scuba, shipping and 'Tachi' base memories

Scuba source In reply to the inquiry about scuba diving (Lifelines, Oct. 6), Matt writes on behalf of Mar Scuba, the oldest foreigner-run dive operation in Tokyo ( www.marscuba.com ). “Mar Scuba serves the foreign community by providing education and instruction in English, PADI ...

| Nov 24, 2009

The tale of K.M. and the missing koseki

An American by birth, K.M. found the inquiry in our Oct. 20 column about koseki tohon, or family registration, very interesting. “My case is not relevant to the one under discussion, as the young man is only 18 and is dealing with issues that ...

| Oct 20, 2009

Seeking some advice, a lost father, friend

Where is my father? Yovichi (Yoichi?) Perez is “Japinoy,” meaning of Filipino-Japanese ancestry. He saw a letter from a Japinoy like himself, also looking for his father, so he thought he would try his luck with us. Y was abandoned by his Japanese father ...

A seaside picture of contentment

Oct 10, 2009

A seaside picture of contentment

Sayonara Kawagoe Kinema. Hello Cinema Amigo. Kawagoe Kinema was the fictitious star — a defunct picture house used as a community radio station — in NHK’s most recent TV morning drama. Cinema Amigo is the real thing — a brand new independent enterprise in ...

Oct 10, 2009

A seaside picture of contentment

Sayonara Kawagoe Kinema. Hello Cinema Amigo. Kawagoe Kinema was the fictitious star — a defunct picture house used as a community radio station — in NHK’s most recent TV morning drama. Cinema Amigo is the real thing — a brand new independent enterprise in ...