Monthly Archives: December 2003

Japan’s Empire of Cool

The Washington Post published what is essentially a review of Douglas McGray’s May 2002 article in Foreign Policy Magazine, “Japan’s Gross National Cool.” That article has created a wave of media surrounding the idea that Japan is exporting a lot

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Ethnically Ambiguous

The NYT has an interesting article on the increasing demand for, and prominence of, people of mixed racial backgrounds. This is a welcome and interesting trend in my opinion – a hope that this may be evidence of the fact

Posted in News

Sogo, Mizushima, debts repaid

“Oh, that $84 million debt that I guaranteed with my own money, I was JUST JOKING!” No dammit, pay up sucker! Yahoo! News – Tokyo court orders former Sogo boss to pay 84 million dollars to creditor

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Expert warned US re: mad cow

This is the kind of article that just makes one so angry at our government, especially the part about the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who tried to warn the Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman. I’ll bet she had listened to him

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PEW Internet Report

New PEW Internet Report on US online users and their activities. Pew Internet & American Life Project: America’s Online Pursuits: The changing picture of who’s online and what they do

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