News Sushi #91: Morsels of News from Japan and Beyond

News Sushi #91 And we (Hamish) keep serving the best News Sushi!
Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.

Thank you (ありがとうございました) Hamish, for your insights.

こんにちは!Which means “Hello”!

We’re entering holiday mode at TGGeeks so, you’ll be getting the express edition of News Sushi for the next six weeks! Hope you have a happy holiday season!



Anti-high heels campaigner steps up to fight ‘glasses ban’. Honestly, I’ve never really seen many Japanese women wearing glasses, so it rings true. Hopefully this fight will help more women be themselves at work.

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Japanese chef who tops restaurant list feels like he’s not great yet.

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Yokohama recognises LGBT couples and DeFacto couples. While there are no additional rights with these certificates, it is a step in the right direction.

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But, it is making some people very happy, which is very nice:

Dean an Co take a wrong turn in this new bonus episode of RunAway Japan:

A Fern In-Between, is an interview series by Japanese Comedian Yumi (living in Canada)…


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A nice day in Tokyo…


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