Archive for August, 2010
from vacation on Sado Island – off on a business trip to Kobe tomorrow. Full report to follow.
Another big Shout Out to David Chester for another successful FIT night – and thank you for all at Kimono Wine Bar for the food and drink! FIT is in the Blog Roll, and you’ll find Kimono here.
Japan’s runaway wrinklies are now 200 strong and counting. Yesterday’s Japan Times reveals that local governments are “scrambling” to find the 200 unaccounted-for centenarians on the pension books but not at their registered address. The event that triggered this latest
farce scandal was the discovery in west Tokyo of the 30-year-old mummified corpse of Sogen Kato, a man who would have been 111 years old if still alive. Kato’s relatives were quoted as saying, “He just retired to his room, saying he wanted to become a ‘living Buddha'”. Well, that’s all right, then! Why didn’t you tell us before?! For more on living Buddhas, click on this link, and scroll down to “shokushinbutsu”. Here
Events of note; on Saturday I shall be sending a report on the Tokyo Iyashi Fair (Healing Fair) at Tokyo Big Sight, where the last Book Fair was. 200 healers and fortune tellers gathered under one roof, 500 visitors, one humble investigator.
The next day; WordPress 101 at Tokyo Hacker Space, where I’ll be trying to get the hang of this blogging stuff! Bosh! The venue is here.