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William Lang
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Oct 13, 2019
Land of the rising tax: A 2 percent hike brings 100 percent confusion
Eat in or take out? Use cash or card? There are several ways to get around a recent tax hike, but not everyone can take advantage of them.
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Sep 11, 2019
Unpicking the mysteries of a Japanese convenience store at night
"Ping-pong, ping-pong! Ping-pong, ping-pong!"
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Aug 25, 2019
The subtleties that bedeviled St. Francis
There's a certain script that you need to follow when interacting in Japanese. It's a shame nobody told St. Francis Xavier.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Jul 24, 2019
Going in blind to Japan's Fuji Rock Festival
Our writer recalls heading to one of the country's biggest outdoor music festivals both as a first-timer and a blind Scotsman.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Jul 10, 2019
Tokyo is big, Kyoto is polite, but Osaka's for the Scots
Writer William Lang says the frankness and openness of Osakans is a common trait of the people he remembers from growing up in Glasgow.

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Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world