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MERRY CHRISTMAS! (and a very happy emperor’s birthday…)

                              Well, here in Japan our official (Dec. 25) Christmas Day is nearly over. I am spending the last hour or so in the company of … Continue reading

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Flaming Strap

“I got to roll, can’t stand still, got a flaming strap, man what a thrill” Apologies to Plant, Page and Jones (and anyone reading this) but I really do like my new strap sent to me by my friend Tom … Continue reading

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Starvations for your kids

Yes, that’s right, “Starvations” with an “ess”. Was walking in one of the local malls here in Himeji and came across this absurd and probably offensively named children’s clothing store. From what I briefly saw of it, it looks like … Continue reading

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  After coming in from watching the eclipse this morning, I was saddened to read the news of Robin Gibb’s passing. I was never a big fan of the Bee Gees but anyone alive in the late 70’s would need … Continue reading

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Golden Week and T-shirts in Japan

We are almost at the end of what is known as Golden Week here in Japan. It is a holiday period that consists of a cluster of of holidays that people often string into a full week off. Although I’m … Continue reading

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