The Hatsune Miku hina doll was made to symbolize a girl’s happiness even when she has no man by her side.
For her homecoming gig, singer-songwriter Cynthia Alexander—who’s been living in the United States for the past five years—turned the Music Museum stage into her private den with lots of lampshades,
Last year, I started cleaning out my closets, hoping in the end to de-clutter our entire 120-square-meter home, but I was somehow sidelined by something, I don’t remember what. I would have been done with it if only I had followed the Japanese Guru of Tidiness, Marie Kondo, author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”: Do it once and quickly.
Late last year I had two nieces visiting with me, and whenever they saw me scribbling notes to myself or working on the computer, they asked if I already had a “germ.” They wanted to know how I gathered my thoughts together to shape my Sunday columns.