Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Shareholder at the TEPCO shareholders' meeting today: "This accident was not caused by an unusual natural disaster, but was a human disaster."

Anti-nuclear proposals shot down at shareholders' meetings of utilities (Asahi)

Dinner Takashimacho

I didn't cook. My wife didn't cook. Daughter hungry. To the Italian in the neighborhood. Everything OK

8 pictures

End of a hot day

End of a hot day. Nice breeze on the roof. With a cold drink the heat is at least bearable now


Power Saving

Power Saving Efficiency in Japan: 31 degrees Celsius in Tokyo but shops keeps the doors wide open at Louis Vuitton, Dior, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Donna Karan, Ermenegildo Zegna, Emporio Armani, Benetton, Gap, Mitsukoshi. The Economist: “At Gucci's store in Omotesando, a draught of cold air can be felt as far away as 15 metres onto the sidewalk”

Cold-hearted door policy (The Economist)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Japanese Efficiency

Japanese efficiency: Throw away selectively, but the garbage ends in the same vinyl garbage bag (seen at Akihabara JR station)

Recycling in Japan

Monday, June 20, 2011

Mt Fuji - June 20th

After 36 days, finally Mt. Fuji visible again from Yokohama



Wereldnet 16 juni

Wereldnet - Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, donderdag 16 juni 2011
Wereldnet (RNW) in samen werrking met Metropolis (VPRO) deze keer over 'persoonlijke hygiene' in Papoea, Mexico en JapanCorrespondent.
Over Japan: 1) baden 2) high tech toiletten en 3) oorkuisen


Het stukje over de hight tech toiletten:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

From 神奈川区 to 西区

From 神奈川区 to 西区, Yokohama. Suzuki Djebel 200cc