- 17 Jan 2004
Amy Chavez of the Japan Times gives an interesting description of how the Japanese carpe diem Old Man Winter.
For those of you rolling your eyes at the prospect of reading my annual column whining about the lack of central heating in Japan, wait. This one, I promise, will be different. Because things are changing in Japan.
I knew something was up this winter when I walked into the university teachers' room and the secretary had the heat on so high I had to open a window to keep from getting heat stroke. I never thought I'd be complaining about tropical weather in wintertime in Japan.