Yearly PSA to not fall asleep under your kotatsu, you’ll always end up regretting it! This December’s issue was created, as always, with love from our volunteer staff and writers. Virtual high fives all round! Inside we celebrate the fantastic Yuru-chara competition, a seamstress who still creates even in her tiny Tokyo residence, learn about the famous art islands of the Setouchi Triennale 2019, hear about the Kansai Rainbow Festa and about a JET alumnis story of creating her own small business. And that’s only a small taste of this fabulous issue.