When The Earth Moved

When you are experiencing a major international disaster you don’t understand the reality of the event as it happens. It takes a lot of time for it to sink in. Four years ago the undersea faults off the coast of eastern Japan ruptured, and between the initial earthquake and the ensuing tsunami almost 20,000 people […]

Sing a Song of Beer

What comes after a few well earned pints at the local beer garden or izakaya? Around these parts Karaoke is the king of the after party. The basics of  karaoke in Asia are a little different from what a western audience may expect. Rather than sing to an entire bar, in a Japanese karaoke box […]