Thomasina Larkin asks people if they think that Japan is too permissive a society
Student, 19Japan is too permissive. People can drink alcohol in their cars. People can drink all night and bartenders don't tell them not to drive home. The underage can also ...
Photographer, 27The best thing I ever bought abroad was a deep fryer. It was like a big pot and you put the fried potatoes in the basket and then lower them into the hot oil. I can't find that here.
Student, 22The best thing ...
Restaurant staff, 30Koizumi should have behaved better. He's been gossiped about a lot, for example, over Yasukuni Shrine. He did get young Japanese people more interested in politics though.
Student, 19When I think of Koizumi, I think of the time he said "Men ...
Office worker, 32 I don't think we need an emperor or empress. We Japanese adore the royal family because they are this great symbol,but they don't really do anything. They just spend our tax money, but on nothing useful or important. ...
School manager, 31
Koizumi and the new prime minister both shouldn't visit Yasukuni shrine. The prime minister has to think about relations with China and Korea. Visiting the shrine is harmful for the economy, for trade and for politics.
Jaime Reban Jones
Teachers in elementary schools and junior high schools don't teach children life values. They only teach what's outlined in the curriculum and don't know how to answer children who ask "Why is something like this or that?"
A large ...
Graphic designer, 39
Even if I were heterosexual, I wouldn't want to have children. Japanese law only takes care of heterosexual families. Same-sex partners can make private contracts, but don't both have legal rights to their children.
Legal translator, 3130
I want ...
Taking a nice, long, hot bath has for eras been an ideal way to unwind, whether it is a soak crammed in the tub at home after a hard day's work, a trip to the local sento (public bath) for a leisurely scrub-down or ...
Motherhood can be daunting under even the best of circumstances, but, as a lesbian, considering starting a family brings with it a whole new set of difficulties.
The Japan Times talks to three women who have sought to overcome the hurdles presented by raising a ...
In a city crammed with over 12 million people, digging up a little space to breathe can be a tall order.
With hundreds of thousands of shops, restaurants, businesses and apartments competing for space, little nature is left for the taking, from within the earthy ...