Grab Your “Fukubukuro”! Here’s why I love Japan: it’s a country that kicks off the New Year by grabbing onto a “Fukubukuro” or two – also known as “lucky bags!” That’s right – it’s an annual tradition in Japan to… Read More ›
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“Catch And Kill!” True-Life #MeToo Thriller! Bravo Ronan Farrow On Incredible Story! More #MeToo Books As Well!
“In the end, the courage of women can’t be stamped out. And stories – the big ones, the true ones – can be caught but never killed.” Ready for an incredible, true-life spy thriller? Ronan Farrow lived it – and… Read More ›
Geishas Under Attack! Well this is a troubling story: classic Geishas, Japanese women who perform ancient traditions of art, dance and singing, and are distinctively characterized by their wearing of kimono and oshiroi makeup, are under attack. These legendary Geishas… Read More ›
“Tokyo Vice”! A Gritty “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile” Trip To Japan’s Underworld! My Tokyo Police Encounter!
Welcome To Tokyo’s Underworld Thanks To The “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile”! As you know, I love Tokyo – so a penetrating book about Japan’s underworld was a must read for me – and this week’s “Weekly Wednesday Bookmobile” has just the… Read More ›
Time To Bite Down On This! You are looking at one of the most unique and delicious snack items – from Japan of course – thanks to LA’s Fujiya market! On LA’s west side, in a neighborhood known as “Little… Read More ›
Tokyo’s Sensoji Temple Shops Face Ruin! Asakusa’s Massive Rent Hike Could Wipe Out These Iconic Shops!
Welcome To Tokyo’s Iconic Sensoji Temple! Everyone who visits Tokyo makes a stop in the Asakusa district, where Tokyo’s iconic Senjoi temple is – with this entrance: Just past this entrance is a long street, where you can buy a… Read More ›
Alexa Speaks “Fish!” We have all seen the myriad of “Alexa” ads this fall across television, radio and social media, portending a huge holiday sales period for the terrific personal home “music player/headline news service/weather updater” robotic device. But Did… Read More ›