The Radiation Report

Two years after the disaster in Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, a new report by the World Health Organization suggests that the increased risk of citizens getting cancer is minimal. 

Korean Man Hurls Feces at Japanese Embassy

A Korean man was arrested for hurling feces at the Japanese embassy last Friday, in response to the observance of “Takeshima Day”.

Sexualized Teens: AKB48 and Jailbait Culture

Anyone who spends more than two minutes walking the streets of Toyko’s Akihabara district will probably spot it immediately. There’s a barely-hidden obsession with young teen girls in Japan. 

The Immortal Mount Fuji

It’s been mythologized in literature, photography, poetry, and paintings. Mount Fuji is easily one of the most recognizable mountains anywhere in the world. Peaking at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), this quiet volcano offers one of the most powerful and awe-inspiring adventures in Asia.

The Japanese Idol Room Experience

It’s mid-afternoon in Akihabra. I’ve been in and out of shops all morning, bewildered by cutesy anime characters, girls in costume, tight clusters of shoppers, and an array of noise from every direction. On my way down the street I stop to picture-read another cluster of signs on the side of the road, but I […]


This month in 10 Magazine I was back in Apgujeong to  took a look at a refreshingly unique idea for a restaurant.

Michael and the Maid Cafe

In the weeks leading up to my first trip to the world’s largest megacity, I spent quite a bit of time giggling to myself at some of the options that were presenting themselves to me.

The Alternate Universe of Akiba

In the northeastern side of central Tokyo lies a district like no other place in the world.