It’s been almost three weeks since Kobe died. I still think about him every day. It’s starting to feel real, but still doesn’t feel right and probably never will. When I first heard the news I had just woken up and was checking my phone with crusts still in my eyes. I was in Yokohama,

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I’m not sure what brought me to Okinawa. I’d heard it was kind of cheap, sunny, laid back, and just a little bit different to the rest of Japan. But we hadn’t really planned things. We just kind of ended up there. Of course, I’d done a bit of pre-arrival research, and in doing so learned

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As we walked around Tokyo’s Akihabara district, wandering through video arcades, toy stores, and a rather popular six-storey sex shop, my friend turns and says to me, “Oh, and we should definitely have dinner at a maid cafe!” A maid cafe? Sure, whatever that is. What followed was undoubtedly the most bizarre dining experience I

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About 15 years ago, I visited Tokyo with my mother for a two week trip. At the time I was about 12 or 13 years old, and the first thing I noticed were the lights; big colourful lights towering over me, as if I was walking through some kind of human pinball machine. Next was

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