To round out a ram-bunctious year, we sheepishly present a selection of readers' mails that we unfortunately didn't have the chance to print in the Community section over the past 12 months.

Things were different in my day

Re: "With more beer machines and school days, were the '90s better?" (Japan Lite, Feb. 25): Another thought-provoking article by Amy Chavez. I would like to add some other changes, in no particular order: