From our “Space + Places” file: Various snapshots of the television set in the guest room at our highly internationalized and anonymous host’s home in Tokyo during a recent visit.

The TV is showing Loriot, a hilarious German actor-comedian who our host introduced us to. In the foreground of one of the pix is a set of various English language magazines stacked on a low table, including New York mag.

You can also see our stuff — luggage, clothes, laptop, etc. — piled into the corner next to the TV. (Yes, it’s a bit of a mess.)