Still Alive: Two Years in Japan

Taking the Chiyoda line to Tokyo’s northwest corner where the line terminates lands one in Adachi ward, the last bastion of the mighty metropolis before it gives way to the desolate suburbs of Saitama and Chiba. This terminal station is called Ayase, a quiet little “shitamachi” neighborhood that’s a little old, a little beat up,

No Matter How I Think About It, This Show Is Kind Of Too Close To Home–Watamote

As children, a lot of us didn’t have to think about making friends. It was a natural thing that just happened. However, as the chemicals in us start to change, interaction with other humans starts to require skills. Social skills. To some, these come naturally, but to others, social interaction is more of a challenge…