This is a sign posted on the underside of tray tables on Japanese bullet trains. To me, this was remarkable for several reasons: it is not simply that this is a reminder to remain quiet, but that in Japan the standard of consideration of the comfort of others while in public places extends even to… Read More Knock it off with all that keyboard noise, already
Saipan is really, really very far from the U.S. mainland. According to a stat I came across a few years ago but can’t be bothered to go back and locate, only Guam is further away and only by a hair–or, okay–maybe a hundred miles. If the United States counts the island of Saipan (along with… Read More A Good Read and “Liberation Day”
This episode of the show “Departures” has one of my favorite scenes of any documentary ever. I really hope this happens to me someday. The two travelers are stumped by the automated ticket dispenser so they call for backup. Here’s what happens: Turns out that in Japan, if you ever don’t know what to do,… Read More Japan is the Best
I loved you even before I knew that you have mastered anti-fog bathroom mirrors. What will you think of next?