This train is really crowded.
It was heartening to see newspapers focusing on the difficulties disabled people face when disaster strikes, but far less heartening to hear what they had to say about the facts on the ground in Kumamoto.
Dad, I can see the shinkansen. Can you see it?
Foreign residents and visitors on the streets of Tokyo seem fairly relaxed about getting their kit off at the onsen or public baths.
You're driving the wrong way down a one-way street.
Why do folk hold annual picnics for cherry blossoms but not azaleas?
Residents of Kumamoto describe their ordeals as the region continues to suffer aftershocks in the wake of last week's earthquakes.
I was stopped for speeding along this stretch last year.
Two mothers with young sons compare snacks they have prepared for their outing
Hirotada Otatake's "inappropriate relationships" are indefensible. But even more disappointing was the way the media presented Ototake and the story.
Some advice on how to take the best parts of the stereotypes without becoming one yourself.
Would you like some lotus root (renkon) and coconut candy?