The summer heat is oppressive, rolling over Kansai in heaving waves of humidity. News reports say the temperature is somewhere in the 30s which means nothing to my American sensibilities apart from “nearly unbearable.” I honestly think I used to be better at tolerating heat and cold than I am lately; last year’s 40 degree […]

From Heart

To you from me – the babelfish translation of the Japanese “Information” e-mail I just received from the hair salon I patronize: Always, it came and the store thank you heat more and more became harsh, but how you probably will pass? Truly the selfishness, August you make 4 and 5 days suspending business. Furthermore, […]