Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Talim (No. 18) Update (September 15, 2017)

September 15, 2017   The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Talim (Typhoon Number 18) has shifted direction to the northeast and is expected to make landfall over southern Kyushu sometime overnight from September 16 to early September 17, 2017, and then continue over Kyushu, western Honshu and Hokkaido over the following days with decreasing intensity. Expect the possibility of extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy […]

The One about Shakuji Park in Nerima

In America, when we go to a park, things are kept simple. You know where the parking lot is, you know where the bathrooms are, you know where the dining/BBQ pits are located. And for the most part, everything is self contained and easy to find. Japan parks (which are known as “koen”) are quite interesting because there are numerous parks that have paths that go off to unusual areas […]