Be Careful, Ojisan

Be Careful, Ojisan

It’s the most dangerous time of year for my arch nemesis, Japanese ojisan (middle-aged man).  Because at this time of year they head out to ‘Forget the Year’ parties, forget how much they have drunk and fall under trains on their way home.  This poster says that, of the 144 people who fell under Tokyo … Continue reading

Tokyo American Club

  After living in Tokyo for 6 years I finally made it through the doors of the Tokyo American Club.  I have spent years interviewing Westerners on expat contracts which have membership of this club built in, so I desperately wanted to see inside.  I’d heard about their indoor swimming pool where the families park their kids in … Continue reading