Noisy Japanese apartments

I’m living in my sixth apartment in Japan so I’m a bit of an expert on neighborhood noise. Here’s my list of the seven most annoying noises I’ve had to live with over the last nine years. 7. The food trucks. Late in the evening these guys come round with music blaring from their little trucks, hoping you’ll rush out of your apartment to buy whatever delicacy they’re selling. Not […]

Woman hurls dog from sixth-floor apartment

So imagine you’re at a pharmacy and you see this cute little dog tied up outside. What do you do? Most of us would assume the dog’s owner is in the pharmacy and think nothing of it. Maybe we would pat its head, scratch its belly, or even give it a hug. I don’t think any sane person would do what this woman did though… A Mainichi News report: A 39-year-old woman from Sapporo’s Chuo-ku […]