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Book Review: The Bullet Train Murder by Fran Pickering

Book Review: The Bullet Train Murder by Fran Pickering

The Bullet Train Murder is the latest in Fran Pickering‘s ‘Josie Clark in Japan’ mystery series: When a body’s found on Japan’s famous bullet train it’s got nothing to do with Josie Clark. Or has it? Tokyo-based expat Londoner Josie Clark hopes her transfer to Osaka will give her career a boost, even though it means commuting weekly … Continue reading

A-Z of Japan: S is for…

When thinking about what to write for S in my A-Z of Japan, I’m really spoilt for choice. I could write about sushi (寿司), soba (蕎麦) or shochu (焼酎). Shinto (神道), shukubo (temple lodging), or shojin ryori (Buddhist cuisine). Sapporo (札幌市), Shibuya (渋谷区) or Shizuoka (静岡県). Sakura (桜), sumo (相撲) or shrines (神社). All of those would be good topics, but I’ve decided … Continue reading

Kit Kat Shinkansen!

I don’t usually double post my blogs, but I thought this particular Japanese Kit Kat design might be of interest not only to Kit Kat fans, but also general Japan fans. That’s why you can find this post here, on Haikugirl’s Japan, and also over on my Kit Kat blog, Kit Kats!. I found this … Continue reading

Hama time!

I’m here! I made it to Hamamatsu!  A lot of tears were shed along the way, but I’m very happy to be here.  In the last few days my students and co-workers were amazing to me. I took a lot of photos and I’d love to share them but unfortunately I’m not allowed to. However, … Continue reading