The Anonymous Widower

Let’s All Push Together

This story shows how teamwork and lots of people can do things that many would think impossible.

July 23, 2013 Posted by | Transport | , | 1 Comment

Japanese Do Things Differently

This report from the BBC shows that the Japanese do things differently.

A prominent Japanese politician has described as “necessary” the system by which women were forced to become prostitutes for World War II troops.

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said the “comfort women” gave soldiers putting their lives at risk a chance “to rest”.

He also said last year, that Japan needed a dictatorship.

I would hope that any British, American or European politician, who made statements like this, would be promptly booted out of office.

May 14, 2013 Posted by | News | , , | 1 Comment

Yorkshire Would Be Eleventh In The Medal Table

Yorkshire Radio reporter, Jonathan Buchan calculated yesterday, that Britain’s largest county, Yorkshire would be eleventh in the Olympic medal table above Japan, South Africa and Australia.  Since then the Brownlee brothers have won a gold and a bronze medal, so they must have moved up a bit.

If they get a couple more, they might just edge above Germany. They’re probably well above Prussia already!

August 7, 2012 Posted by | Sport | , , , | 2 Comments

Japan Joins the Evil Empire

Yesterday, Japan hanged three men.

The death penalty is barbaric, but in Japan, they just take you in the morning and hang you, after you might have been in jail for twenty or thirty years.  Your relatives aren’ even told.

That though is truly barbaric.  Even when we had the death penalty, it was carried out as humanely as possible, according to the standards of the time.

So Japan now joins the Evil Empire of Iran, China and the United States.

March 30, 2012 Posted by | News | , , , , | Leave a comment

Japan SuspendsThe Death Penalty

Japan and the United States are the two major countries of the western world, who still have the death penalty. There are reports today, that the new justice minister, Eda Satsuki has effectively susoended capital punishment.  There’s a detailed report  here on UPI.

He is also quoted in The Times as saying “Human beings are rational creatures.  I think it’s wrong-headed to claim that taking the life of a person is the expression of a rational nature”.

I’ll agree with that.

August 4, 2011 Posted by | News | , , | 1 Comment

The Japanese Are Getting Desperate

I can’t ever remember gettng much span supposedly from Japan.  But I got this typical piece yesterday.

I am sorry to encroach into your privacy in this manner, I found your listed in the Trade Centre Chambers of Commerce directory here in Japan, I find it pleasurable to offer you my partnership in business of $40 Million United States Dollars , I only pray at this time that your address is still valid. I want to this solicit your attention to receive this  money on my behalf. The purpose of my contacting you is because my status would not permit me to do this alone. When you reply this message, I will send you the full details and more information about myself and the funds.If interested, please reply through my alternate Email:xxx@xxx.com

 Mr.Suzuki Takuya Yuki

(Head of Account Dept, Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank, Tokyo, Japan)

After all, the country is in a bit of a mess after the tsunami.  But surely things aren’t that bad.

It was a bit of a giveaway that I got umpteen copies and it was headed Good Dey.

July 18, 2011 Posted by | Computing | , , , | Leave a comment

Would You Like to be Rescued by a Chihuahua?

This seems to be a story that someone made up about a chihuahua being trained to be a police dog.  But on reading it on the BBC, it appears that because of its size it can squeeze through small holes to find people trapped by earthquakes.

The only time I’ve seen small working dogs before, was in an airport in the United States, where the Beagle Brigade were sniffing passengers for illegal food imports.

November 21, 2010 Posted by | News, World | , , | 1 Comment

Japan’s New Wacky First Lady

It’s in the Independent so it must be true.

September 3, 2009 Posted by | News | , | Leave a comment