I see Tucker Carlson is in Tokyo so I figure Our Man in Tokyo would be showing him the town. I wonder where they will be hanging out.
Since I have come to Japan I have found stationery stores to be fun. It is because Japanese are really into handwriting and have some of the best pens and pencils on the planet. I remember buying a mechanical pencil that advanced the lead in a new way. Instead of clicking the top one shook the whole pen. There is some neat stuff.
Not that I would ever need it but correcting things have gone through various stages. The first was the white liquid that dried to write over it. The second was a little correction tape cartridge to cover over the mistake. The third was a small roll of Post-it like paper to cover things and writing on the paper. Now, people use a new type of pen with ink that disappears when you rub it. The increase in temperature causes this.... [Read More]
Ratburger Boys and Girls, science fiction is becoming science fact!
be afraid, be very afraid……
I just came back from a store. It has a parking lot that charges only after the first hour. It used to have the typical gate that opens and you take a card with a time stamp. NOW they take a picture of my car and its license plate. When I get done with shopping I go to a “Big Brother” machine and punch in my license plate number. After I put in the number it shows me a photo of my car and asks for money if I have parked over an hour. (I like free so I shop quickly. No dimes left my hands.) I then drive off the lot. There is no gate I have to pass through on exit but I am sure a camera gets a picture of my departure.
The system works by recording the car license. And if you didn’t pay the right amount and drove off, the police or collection agency would come after you. They probably put in this system because there is a sports stadium nearby and people were working the old system and paying the right amounts. Now they know exactly how long a car has stayed. Before you could switch time stamp cards with someone and get out of paying a lot.... [Read More]
Well, this is for June 4th. In Japanese, numbers can make words easily. 6 can have the “mu” pronunciation and 4 can be “shi”. “Mushi” means dental cavity. So June 6th is Dental Cavity Day. Okay technically Fight Against Dental Cavity Day but I like the looser translation.
Happy Dental Cavity Day!!
We have reached a nexus, a tipping point, where one deflection may echo down the centuries.
As the remnants of national democracy align against elite totalitarian rule, USA, Japan, India , Brazil and Trump versus China and the Globalists…. ... [Read More]
I met this man in Toba. He is fulfilling a dream of traveling all around Japan. I asked him, “How long was it going to take?” and he said, “Six months.”... [Read More]
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Isn’t there something special about every child? The sparkle in the eyes and the enchantment of seeing things for the first bring smiles. I wonder if the most mature among us never lose these childlike qualities. They keep learning.
Any thoughts on children this day?
The shop was run by a middle aged woman who was also an artist. They are made of ceramics and then holes are made in them with these tools.
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