"It's raining. You don't have an umbrella?"
After flirtations with city and country, a roaming suburban boy finds that true bliss lies somewhere in between.
People in the greater Nagoya area recount things they wish they hadn't — or had — done.
"One ... two ... three ... four ... five ... six ... 25 ... 26 ... 20-something ... 28 ... 29 ... 30."
Lt. Col. Kris E. Roberts, who found dozens of barrels of hazardous waste buried at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in 1981, reflects on the consequences of that discovery.
"Does this lasagne set already have mince meat in it? I can't tell from the packaging."
"I want to go to either Gusto or Saizeriya (family restaurants)."
The second in a series of selections of unpublished letters about Community stories from the previous year.
U.K. citizen residents of Japan offer their thoughts on the British general election in the wake of terrorist attacks on London and Manchester.
A foreign patient finds much to praise after her stint at a hospital in Japan, despite the language and cultural hiccups.
"Excuse me. You need to push the button for the waiting staff to come."
"I can't tell if it's hot or cold (outside)."