Local Japanese coffee shop is ready to take on the global fleet of Starbucks
Hachiko, Japan’s most loyal dog, finally reunited with owner in heartwarming new statue in Tokyo
This is neat! There is now another statue of Hachiko. This one is at the University of Tokyo, and it shows Hachiko greeting his owner Hidesaburo Ueno who was a professor there until he passed on while giving a lecture.
Public Transport and Google Maps in Greater Tokyo
Using Google Maps via smartphone helps one navigate the world’s most extensive urban rail network here in Greater Tokyo…especially since there are not many signs in English. The trains are also always on time, which can be helpful for identifying which track and train to go to. But, every once in a while, I wish the trains in Tokyo were not on time. This is a hidden benefit of trains (and buses) being late…that I took for granted back in Philly!
Colonel Sanders at Kuki, Japan: Ready for Christmas
Colonel Sanders in Kuki, Japan already switched from Halloween to Christmas attire on Nov. 1.