Monthly Archives: July 2013

Charisma Man in Japan: An Encouter with the Police

So I was pulled over by a cop the other day. Almost all speeding tickets in Japan are issued through the use of speed traps.  They’ll be one cop sitting in a chair with a radar gun, he’ll tag you … Continue reading

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TPP: Following a Pattern?

As a follow up to my previous post on Eamonn Fingleton’s “Blindisde,” I wanted to share the author’s opinion of Japan’s dealings with trade negotiations. Once again, it is a bit of a conspiracy theory, but for me it was … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Blindside” by Eamonn Fingleton

“Blindside,” written by Eamonn Fingleton and published in 1995, carries the subtitle, “Why Japan is Still on Track to Overtake the U.S. by the Year 2000.”  While I’m sure this helped sell a few more copies back in the nineties, … Continue reading

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TIME Magazine’s Japan Fail

This is almost a carbon copy of my BBC post, but I was linked to this Time Magazine article titled “Sorry, But Japan Still Can’t Get the War Right”[sic] (alternatively titled, “Abe’s Statements on War Responsibility Anger China, South korea”[sic]). … Continue reading

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Japan Railways Train and Subway Maps

Apparently, quite a few people are finding their way to this blog whilst searching for rail maps of Japan.  So, I thought I would post up a bunch of high-quality English/Romaji maps of train and subway lines in Japan. If … Continue reading

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