opinion

Christmas: Asunaro line

As I travel around Japan, especially at this time of year, I seem to almost be assaulted with Christmas, it is inescapable. Just when I thought I would get a break, I’m proven wrong. The Asunaro is a small train… Read More ›

Christmas: Pepsi?

December the month of xmas Eve though it’s now December I still protest Christmas due mostly to the fact I’m in Japan. That does not mean I’m going to stop trying strange things. Enter stage left: grape flavoured Pepsi. I… Read More ›

Cancer in Japan

Cancer is a non-commutable disease (NCD) which is a developed rather than infectious disease. Like many other high-income countries, there is seemingly an epidemic of NCDs. To highlight this fact, in the 1900’s one of the leading causes of death… Read More ›

Christmas: coke with a gift

Even the coke is festive… At this point I have accepted the inevitably of Christmas in Japan and I decided to accept it. So let’s start with the reason for red being a Christmas colour: coca cola. Coke is extremely… Read More ›

Opinion: why?

The tag line reads: a third of people are unable to see this advertisement. There is a weird theme in Japan which rarely surfaces, and when it does it almost needs to be celebrated and that is weird media. This… Read More ›

Opinion: it’s coming

On the 22 of November Frozen 2 is being released and I hate to say it but it does look good. Regardless of this, the advertising and promotion has scarcely started but there are hints of its’ coming: case and… Read More ›