Melanie Burton

For Melanie Burton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

How did you end up in Japan?

| Oct 25, 2005

How did you end up in Japan?

Paul Tronsgard Teacher, 26 My coming and living here was basically an accident. I was living in Hong Kong and thinking about moving on. I was debating where to go to next and my friends said, "Come to Tokyo" so I did and I've ...

What do you watch on Japanese TV?

| Sep 27, 2005

What do you watch on Japanese TV?

Daunt Lee Teacher, 28 I know the three guys screaming the weather in the morning. It's too intense so I don't watch it. The only things I've seen that are kind of funny are the eating competitions with huge piles of food. You don't ...

What's on your portable music player?

| Sep 20, 2005

What's on your portable music player?

Peter Durfee Translator, 35 I'm listening to Massive Attack's newest album. I also have the Beethoven Symphonies that the BBC made available a few months ago. And Antony and the Johnsons, because I went to kindergarten with the bassist. Reiko Matsuyama Student, 21 I'm listening ...

How would you match up these crimes and punishments?

| Sep 13, 2005

How would you match up these crimes and punishments?

CRIMES & PUNISHMENT: Refusing to show gaijin card: 2 months detention, 16 months suspended Murder: 3 years Using (not possessing) stimulants: 18 months Selling dodgy investments to old people: 2 years suspended Selling dodgy cures to old people: 12 years Passing fake coins: 7 years Stealing Peko-chan: 7 years Fraud: 16 months Kai ...