Monthly Archives: March 2010

Get a `job`: Unmissable offer from Japan Inc.

Advertisement for a `job` from Japan Incorporated. Continue reading

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Hokuriku Highway Blues (Part 1)

Hitchhiking never crossed my mind as a way to travel in the UK. Too dangerous, I told myself. Too much chance of meeting a pub bore who would pick you up only in order to secure a captive audience for … Continue reading

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Shun Fujimoto: The Bravest Sportsman

The incredible story of Shun Fujimoto, gold medal winner in Mens Team Gymnastics for Japan at the 1976 Montreal Olympics Continue reading

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The DPJ: A six month review

A 6 month review of the DPJ`s performance in power so far Continue reading

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How (not) to go on strike, Japan style

Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of being witness to a fascinating industrial dispute at Takaoka City Hall. Now, I know that’s not exactly a first line to set your pulse racing, but bear with me. It … Continue reading

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