Posts Tagged: Japan
Jake Adelstein possesses an obsessive, infectious energy, coupled with an immense generosity and an ability to be, when necessary, stringently ruthless. This combination serves him well in the line of work that he half-chose, half-stumbled into: Adelstein is the guy who keeps the yakuza honest....more
Novelist Haruki Murakami critiqued Japan’s reliance on nuclear energy in his International Catalunya prize acceptance speech. He explained the government’s use of nuclear power as a nearsighted decision, solely based on convenience and efficiency.
“’We must not be afraid to dream,’ he said....more
Start your weekend off with some fine Victorian era photographs of Japan.
The Guardian UK takes a look at unreliable narrators.
Jeez, stop talking about the upcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo, move on man, 2012′s will be way radder.
Long story short, everything in your house is trying to kill you....more
From Adbusters: “As they endure the nightly mundanity of the convenience store or the daytime lobotomy of waving red sticks at traffic jams, the freeter part-timers know that Kanikosen is a novel aimed at them. But the full-time, white-collar “salarymen” think it is all theirs, too:...more