Press This Arcade Button. A Real Person Will Appear.

One of the best things about Japan is the service. The service is generally great. One of the things that makes it so great? Call buttons.


Instead of sitting in a restaurant waiting around for a waiter or waitress to make his or her way towards your table, you can press the call button, and your server will come… » 3/14/12 7:15am 3/14/12 7:15am

This Fruit Costs Twelve Bucks. Just This.

In Japan, "omimai" (お見舞い) is when you visit folks in the hospital. My mother-in-law broke her back, so we've been several times. But it's not only family members—like elsewhere, friends and extended family visit, too.


My brother-in-law's company sent a huge dekopon fruit basket, as well as cookies and cakes. My… » 2/27/12 7:45am 2/27/12 7:45am