"It's not rush hour on the Yamanote Line."
Shinzo Abe's doppelgangers
"That guy looks like (Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe."
The true meaning of convenience
"Do you wear your pajamas to the convenience store sometimes?"
The Japanese lessons of a 'plastic Paddy'
A Briton of Irish stock finds the "Irishness" he seeks not on the Emerald Isle itself but in the expat pubs of his adopted land.
A shooting at my school, Florida's Douglas High, viewed from afar in Japan but still so close
The rest of the world cannot understand America's problem with guns. This hit home for me when yet another school shooting occurred at my alma mater in Parkland, Florida.
Unclear on the concept
"Good morning! I missed you at rajio taiso (radio exercise) yesterday."
The strange taste of Japanese immigration Kool-Aid: How living in Japan can transform you into a conservative
When it comes to thinking of the role that they themselves should play in Japan, many progressive expats are actually more in line with the Tiki-torch-carrying nationalists back home than against them.
Asking for the moon
"The moon's beautiful, isn't it?"
A crash course in the Olympics
"The best part of the Winter Olympics is the crashes."
Japan Times readers sound off on courtesy, blackface and education
A selection of letters about recent stories on the Community pages.
"How many different flavors of KitKat are there?"
Views from Osaka: What's the best time you've ever had in this city?
Young people recall their best-ever moments spent out and about in Kansai's famously lively commercial hub.