Written By : George Lloyd

Karakuri ningyō: the world’s first robots

2020-06-29 Mon

Robots and Japan are practically synonymous. The Japanese government and some of its biggest corporations see the 21st century as one of ‘human co-existence with…

Doing a circuit of Mt. Fuji by car

2020-06-26 Fri

After almost three years in Japan, and countless sightings of Fujimi-this and Fujimi-that, I still hadn’t had a proper look at Mt. Fuji. I’d seen…

Pachinko: a brief guide to a Japanese obsession

2020-06-12 Fri

Source: Tischbeinahe / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) One of the sectors hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic in Japan has been the pachinko business. When the…