posted by Richard de Nooy at 11:00 comment View Comments

“We’re bored, Dad.” My daughter Gaia and her friend Jehanne, both twelve, are lounging on the couch, waiting for me to ferry them to their singing lesson. “Wanna help me write my blog?” I ask. “Cool!” they chorus. “What do we have to do?” “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear… read more »

posted by Jör at 12:12 comment View Comments

If you ever get a chance to be in Tokyo, don’t stay shut up in your hotel room. Sushi, Harajuku teenagers, cherry blossom: there’s enough to photograph. However, you make it very hard for yourself if you decide to go to Tsukiji fish market, especially if you have a jet lag, because it starts very… read more »

posted by Caroline at 15:09 comment View Comments
I hadn’t been to Japan since the earthquake of last March.

It was months after 9/11 that I visited New York again. I felt awkward and expected to find a completely different city to the one I knew from former visits. But when I walked through the streets, nothing seemed to have changed. As an occasional visitor I didn’t connect to the heart of the city-that-never-sleeps… read more »