A lot of news has been happening since my own personal tragedy, and I’ve not been posting about it for various reasons. Now’s the time to get back on track.
To start, here’s a bunch of stuff about Japan.
Dealing with the coinage is one of the more interesting aspects of being in Japan.
I wonder how much of a learning curve there is for those classes. Are students expected to be Japanese people who have grown up reading the manga?
Because the world can’t get enough of the Japanese vending machine.
This is just bizarre. But okay.
I haven’t actually read this yet, but it would appear that a blogger is drawing a comparison between Hitler’s Germany and Koizumi’s Japan. He/she is worried about the possible “remilitarization” of the country after Koizumi’s sweeping victory concerning the postal reforms. Given that Koizumi is leaving the prime minister position next year, and given that the postal reforms will help Japan immensely by chewing out some pork barrel projects, I’m not sure where this person is coming from, but again, I haven’t read the article ;P
I think this is highly appropriate.
This news item made my day.
After the creation of ramen that could be eaten in space, this is a no-brainer.
Here are a couple of non-Japan Asian news stories:
Someday there will be a Starbucks on the top of Mount Everest. (If there’s not one there already…)
I just love the first sentence:
North Korea announced on Friday the introduction of the Stalinist country’s first credit card, but just how it would work was unclear.
Now, to finish this huge Japan/Asian roundup, I’d like to mention my favorite Japan blogs:
Sushicam is fun as always. Not only are Jeff’s pictures superb, but he’s always ready with a witty comment, such as the following:
Japanese TV is quite a bit different from American TV. First of all, its done almost entirely in Japanese… (tries to keep a straight face…fails..)
I am way behind on Justin Klein’s blog, and that’s because he writes uberposts and fills them with awesome pictures. Definitely worth a read if you want an in-depth look at Kyoto and the other places he’s visited.
I have really been enjoying Miklos Fejer’s blog, Miyakonojo. His is more slice of life than anything else, which I love, and his writing is clean and clever. Something very exciting is happening for him right now, and I’m thrilled that I get to read about it.
And that’s it for now. Sometime soon I hope to catch up on my Japan News, which I haven’t been reading at all (sorry, Japundit!).