Up till now I’ve been farely disappointed by the absence of general weirdness that I’ve seen in Japan, one of the great shames and advantages of globalisation, is that very few places (especially cities) feel alien anymore.

The other night, however, I was wandering round a shop and happened onto some toy model cars for sale. They were sandwiched in between stun guns and sex toys. That, my friends, is genius juxtaposition. Do you go in thinking, ‘ooh I want a model car’ and then realise you were actually after a dildo? Or are you looking for lube and think an 2000V shock is a more interesting idea?