Month: Sep 2019

Opinion: The Japan I know

Disclaimer: Japan does annoy me at times (like so many other countries I have visited) but it is the richness of language and of culture that I adore- anime and manga not so much. Whenever you speak to someone who… Read More ›

Review: Club sega

A nice distraction but don’t expect to win Club sega is your typical Japanese arcade with UFO machines (offering the chance to win figures and food), medal games (slot machines using metal tokens), music games, classical arcade games, and photo… Read More ›

Review: Nafco

The homestore that has everything When living in Japan, occasionally there is a need to buy furniture, tools or other common items that help a house run smoothly- enter Nafco. Nafco is a home furniture giant that have hundreds of… Read More ›

Opinion: the decline of Daiso

Know as Japan’s dollar store, but should it be? Daiso I known to many as being the epi-centre of all things cheap. From Electronics, to cosmetics, food, DVDs etc. It has it all. Additionally there are many YouTube videos that… Read More ›

Consumption tax increase

Panic panic beer will be more expensive If you are in Japan, you cannot escape the news of the consumer tax increase and I hate to say it but it’s nothing to worry about. The tax is increasing from 8%… Read More ›