Residents upset over condominium overhaul

| Oct 18, 2015

Residents upset over condominium overhaul

It is a common sight in Japan to see houses or condominiums undergoing a spruce up. Covered in tarpaulins and wrapped in a steel cage of scaffolding, this state of affairs can last from just a few weeks to several months, depending on the ...

The ogres of Oga are not as frightening as they may appear

Jul 11, 2015

The ogres of Oga are not as frightening as they may appear

Although surely one of Japan’s most scenic areas, the Oga Peninsula in Akita Prefecture is off the beaten track and retains an unhurried vibe, still relatively untouched by commercial tourism. Here, it is still possible to see small fishing hamlets as you drive round ...