Please don’t dance, says Tokyo to its residents and visitors


Starting last summer, Tokyo police have cracked down on the dangerous custom of bars allowing patrons to dance. Citing an obscure law from 1948, the police have put on notice all the dance clubs in Nichome, and presumably smaller straight dance clubs. The original ordinance insists that dancing leads to prostitution. Whereas Japan has no shortage of real prostitutes and media simulations, allowing people to dance would be far too dangerous, disreputable, and contaminating. Oh, Japan, wake up. We’re in the 21st century!

My biggest security fetish? Cops on super short ladders


My number one Tokyo security fetish are policemen on top of 20 cm ladders. Really, it’s like a pantry step stool. So low tech, so minimal, and yet ever so watchful. If he needs to jump off the stool in hot pursuit, please please take care getting down!