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JapanVisitorMay. 11, 2013 - 09:18AM JST
This sort of activity has a long tradition in Japan and is known as yobai or "night creeping" http://www.japanvisitor.com/pink-japan/sex-glossary#yobai
Posted in: Man arrested for cutting off women's clothes as they slept
JapanVisitorMay. 10, 2013 - 07:54PM JST
I don't think one car has every stopped for me in 25 years of crossing zebra crossings in Japan. I wasn't sure there were any rules, so thank you everyone for the guidance.
It is particularly dangerous after returning from the UK when cars do stop (usually) and you don't make the mental transition immediately from they will stop to they will not stop.
I stepped out once here in Aichi and the person driving just carried on, I froze, but thankfully, they swerved round me rather than burying me under the black and white tarmac.
Aichi is a bad example though and is up there each year for the number of road deaths and accidents.
Posted in: 7-year-old girl run down, killed at pedestrian crossing near home
JapanVisitorApr. 12, 2013 - 09:58AM JST
At least there are few status dogs around in Japan like pit bulls and rottweilers but dogs in the cities are in general untrained, noisy and a menace. Personally, I believe there should be a huge tax on domestic animals. They contribute hugely to global warming through their diet.
Posted in: Owner arrested after dog attacks woman
JapanVisitorJan. 27, 2013 - 08:48AM JST
Speed bumps or traffic calmers would slow drivers down in areas near schools. No pavements or sidewalks, no guard rails just a white line which in many cases is no longer visible. Car is king and pedestrians must give way to vehicles, often with their lives.
Posted in: 74,483 danger spots found on roads around public elementary schools
JapanVisitorDec. 07, 2012 - 10:26AM JST
Yes, are they not 2nd and 3rd Japanese returnees whose grandparents and parents were living in China and Manchukuo? That is the impression I got on reading the article.
Posted in: Arrest warrants issued for 15 suspects over Roppongi nightclub murder
JapanVisitorOct. 12, 2012 - 09:11AM JST
I visited the cuddle cafe this week. It is a sleazy massage parlor (pink salon) with a clever bit of re-branding.
Posted in: Japan’s first 'cuddle cafe' lets you sleep with a stranger for Y6,000 an hour
JapanVisitorJun. 26, 2012 - 08:31AM JST
It was Kawagoe
Editor: The story says that.
Posted in: 8 restaurants robbed in one night in Saitama
JapanVisitorJun. 19, 2012 - 06:27PM JST
People charging down the stairs to get on the train here in Nagoya can be annoying and dangerous, but on the whole Tokyo commuters seem to have better manners than those in other large cities, I would say.
Posted in: Commuters' tolerance tested in face of declining public manners
May. 26, 2013 - 05:58PM JST
Bet they are planting tainted seeds as well just to get rid of them, as surely…
Posted in: Farmers resume planting rice near crippled Fukushima site
May. 26, 2013 - 05:55PM JST
Could have been climbing up from the ground floor to get in to his own place?
Posted in: American serviceman falls to death from Yokosuka apartment
May. 26, 2013 - 05:46PM JST
I'll let my wife continue to buy rice from elsewhere
Will you carry it for her,…
why worry? smoking can cause cancer too and almost nobody cares in japan about it. why…
May. 26, 2013 - 05:38PM JST
When the temperature goes above 28 degrees in my office, I just take off my short…
Posted in: 84% of women don’t want to see men's nipples at office: survey