Japan

Daihatsu Days: A Brief Memoir From the Japanese Road

Daihatsu Days: A Brief Memoir From the Japanese Road

by Zach Mann January 10, 2016

A Japan food road trip, from Kochi City to Kyoto. Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean — Feb 9, 2012 The first time I stepped into a car in Japan was at the Kochi City train station. Josh met us in front […]

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Whether the Cherry Blossoms Are in Bloom

Whether the Cherry Blossoms Are in Bloom

by Zach Mann March 9, 2012

I leaned my head against the Shinkansen window, snacking on train station fast food. Japan passed by at 300 kilometers per hour, while I counted golf ranges and Ferris wheels at an astonishing clip. Then the track doglegged, and there was Mount Fuji, emerging from […]

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The Shikoku Mountain Blues

The Shikoku Mountain Blues

by Zach Mann February 17, 2012

About half-an-hour up the mountain from Okawa is a house on stilts, balancing over a ravine, abandoned. A handful of rickety structures lean into the hillside nearby, the homes of old hermits who tend their own rice paddies and manage to survive without driving to […]

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Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean

Driving on the Left Side of the Pacific Ocean

by Zach Mann February 9, 2012

The first time Mele and I stepped into a car in Japan was at the Kochi City train station. Josh met us in front of the Anpanman Terrace, and after we awkwardly waved hello at each other from two feet away, our host led us […]

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