August 18, 2014

BARTENDER (バーテンダー)

by Kayoko Akabori

Meet Ryu Sasakura, a dashingly handsome, deeply empathetic, incredibly talented bartender, back in Tokyo after a short stint in Paris. So starts off the captivating J-drama, BARTENDER, which aired in Japan in 2011 for a short eight episodes. I watched them all in a week, I could not stop! After being dismissed from his glamorous […]

October 31, 2011

Beyonce + Dancing Japanese Cup Ramen Boyz = Best Commercial Ever

by Kayoko Akabori I spent the weekend with my good friend Naoko in her cabin in the woods this weekend in Nagano. We had a wonderful time catching up, sleeping, going to the onsen (hot springs), reading, and of course, watching tv. This commercial is by far the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. The […]