Sendai: When in Japan, Do as the Americans Do

Welcoming a foreigner to her house for the first time, Mrs Yamaguchi seemed intent on making Michael Taylor feel right at home. It started with the bedroom furniture she purchased for the guest room he would occupy and continued to the smallest detail – the kind of tea he would drink in the morning and …

Sendai, Japan: Reader Feedback

What timing! The day my upbeat post on Japan's upcoming Cherry Blossom Season was scheduled to be published, I arrived at the gym, and everyone was watching TV. I have never seen such intense interest on a television programme at this gym before – unless it was a Korean soap opera. That's the first I …

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