Gogoshima is a tiny island in southern Japan. Sherry Y went there during the pandemic to visit an abandoned school that's been turned into a cafe.
The Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 is "already the most over-budget Games for absolute dollar values at around $7.2B over budget," reports Safe Betting Sites. That figure includes $2 in postponement costs. Meanwhile, 36% of Japanese surveyed say the Olympics should be postponed again, while 34% want them canceled outright. READ THE REST
Starbucks Japans' online store has a bunch of cute new mugs for sale. Here are my favorites: READ THE REST
Electronicos Fantasticos! is a Japanese band that makes and plays instruments made from "various retired consumer electronics such as Electric Fan Harp, CRT-TV Drums, Air Conditioner Harp, etc." [Thanks, Jane!] READ THE REST
With January here, it's easy to think that the worst of winter is over. Unfortunately, as recent years (like last year) have shown us, it can remain pretty steadily chilly all the way into April and May. If you've got central heating, you're going to be getting pretty sick of those bills by then. The… READ THE REST
It's likely that there's never been a New Year's resolution focused on vacuuming more. However, plenty of people want to clean up the clutter and tidy up their lives to start a new year. The investment in a quality vacuum and other cleaners can be a good way of ensuring that much-needed cleaning work gets… READ THE REST
If you've ever started a business, it probably wasn't so you could process invoices and fill out payroll checks. Yet, accounting is the absolute lifeblood of any enterprise – and unless a company is paying thousands to have a certified professional take charge of their finances, it's easy to feel like the entire accounting arena… READ THE REST