I found a very cool Japan blog today. I have a great blog roll in my right-hand column, and recommend a look at each item on it: with the caveat that some should not be opened at work, or by the moralistic, because I believe you're adult enough to do your own censorship, or not. I won't say the blog is the best, or better than others, but will say it's an original.
A lot like the excellent 'Spike Japan', minus the essays: Japanese decay of the built-environment. Lots of windblown concrete, rebar, and rust.
I'm interested in real-world urbanism, and you-and-I-who've-lived-here know that is what most of what we've lived in here looks like. Not like this.
Bite me, JNTO.