In this issue…

Opinions and Commentary

Photograph of Thank You banners for NHS staff hanging from Regent Street during London Lockdown

“Freedom Day” : an experiment in common sense from those without it

Photograph of laptop on a table with a mug of coffee and TV remote nearby

Working from home: here we go again

Photograph of abandoned white goods in Kobe, with plants growing up and around it

Fly tipping in Japan

KLM airplane at the stand in Kansai airport

A flight to Japan: my experience emigrating in the middle of a pandemic

Photograph of a classic Ramen Bowl with instant ramen, pork slices, boiled egg and spring onion

Celebrate life’s small victories

Graves in a church graveyard with the closest being freshly tended

What to do when your boss dies

Guides

Illustration of a laptop placed on an engineering size reduction symbol with lines showing data deflected away from a red circle

WordPress: how to remove unwanted code from your site’s header

Illustration of a building in Japan with a bright yellow background

WebP: a “new” format for your WordPress images

How to stop WordPress spoiling your images and photos

Photography

A railway station in Japan with an ATM in centre of the screen and no people

Myohoji Station: abandoned at lunchtime

Black and white photograph of some buildings with a dramatic sky in the background and bridge in the foreground

Patio at Myodani: caught on a Nokia smartphone

A photograph of a man walking along a street at night, illuminated by a street light.

Street photography in Osaka: a lone traveller

A collection of bicycles parked by the side of the road in Nihonheso Park in Japan

What’s the collective noun for bicycles?

Photograph of two elderly people in masks and long sleeves walking in evening sun with a ferris wheel behind them

Wear a mask

Photograph of a man working on powerlines in Kobe, Japan

Man at work on powerlines

Life in Japan

Orange toy Suzuki Hustler kei car in front of the allow wheel of a real car of the same make

Japan’s BIG small cars

A red plastic mug with Hello Kitty placed between flowers at a stone statue

Hello, Kitty

Photograph of a classic Ramen Bowl with instant ramen, pork slices, boiled egg and spring onion

Celebrate life’s small victories

Illustration of a Japanese flag overlaid on a fading Union Jack

2020: a bad year for Japan / UK trade

KLM airplane at the stand in Kansai airport

A flight to Japan: my experience emigrating in the middle of a pandemic

Black and white photograph of people hunting for crabs on a beach while a bird hunts for them in the foreground

Everybody’s hunting for crabs

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