Monthly Archives: December 2006

Looking Back At The Last 12 Months

My holidays have begun and just before I set off to Vietnam and Cambodia for a couple of weeks I thought I should do what most of the media (without anything new to write about!) do and take a look back at the … Continue reading

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TF Top……Singles & Albums Of 2006

Singles: 1. The Automatic – Monster:  Monster by name monster by reputation. Not just the song of the Summer. 2. Mary J Blige & U2 – One:  Not #1 but a fantastic cover of an all-time classic. 3. Kasabian – Empire:  … Continue reading

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Christmas In Japan

Time for my inevitable ‘Christmas in Japan’ blog entry. The idea of Christmas hadn’t even entered my head when I saw a plastic tree at work towards the end of November which I subsequently helped decorate. Far far too early to be … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Tobacco & Salt Museum

I don’t like smoking and I have never even tried it and I’m not just saying that because I know my parents will read this! Its a fact. I stopped adding salt to my food long ago so with that in mind … Continue reading

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Elvis Lives On In Tokyo!

I have shown photos before of the Elvis dancers who congregate in Yoyogi Park every Sunday but thats not the only Elvis-related thing in Tokyo as there is actually a museum dedicated to the icon. Hidden away on a side street from … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daytripper: Japan Football Museum

What are your memories of the 2002 World Cup Finals held jointly in Korea and Japan? Beckham’s penalty winner against the Argies? Ronaldinho lobbing Seaman from 40 yards? Senegal beating the holders France in the opening game? The Koreans riding … Continue reading

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“Everybody’s Going For Those Kinky Boots, Kinky Boots”

I have recently talked a few times about the changing colours of maple leaves and the Japanese fascination with it. Not something I ever took any notice of back in England but I guess I took that kind of thing for granted whereas in … Continue reading

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