“Home Alone” Oshogatsu Edition: Top 10 ways to while away the holidays

For the resident foreigner, Japan’s Oshogatsu New Year holidays are a time of enforced inactivity. With the nation at a standstill, your foreign friends off in Thailand and your Japanese mates in their hometowns, things can be pretty quiet. In the holiday spirit, we offer ten ways to enliven the downtime.

Metropolis, December 25, 2011