Monthly Archives: April 2010

Finding Nice Beer in Japan: A Beginner’s Guide

Frank Zappa once claimed `You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline`. After JAL’s recent travails, Japan is only just holding on to its airline, but it does have a `big four` group of … Continue reading

Posted in Ale and pubs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Futenma Debate: No Way Out for Hatoyama

An examination of Yukio Hatoyama`s actions with regard to the relocation of the Futenma air base Continue reading

Posted in Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hokuriku Highway Blues: Part Two

When we last left you, the dashing Mr. Lomas and I had just been picked up by the Yamazaki family. Their warm car was a wonder after the drizzling shits of Nagaoka, and Mrs. Yamazaki was, admirably, drinking a cup … Continue reading

Posted in Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments