January 2010

I’ll start with some of the bad advice I got before moving to Japan one June many Prime Ministers ago… One person told me not to bring any shorts or anything that would expose my legs because it’s not done in “that culture”. Another person told me to pack a black suit just in case […]

The Japanese media tried to make a big story bigger this weekend by complaining about the way Maki Goto wore her hair to her mother’s funeral. Her mother died this week in a fall from her apartment balcony in a suspected suicide. Maki Goto showed up with her hair brown. The media responded with outrage. […]