Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Yakuza Pictures

BBC Radio 'Today':
'See photographs taken by Belgian photographer Anton Kusters, who was taken into the confidence of Japan's notorious Yakuza crime syndicates'

Monday, August 29, 2011


Can you believe that? Banri Kaieda, the Ozawa-puppet in today's DPJ-election, wrote a book in 1996 titled 僕が小沢政治を嫌いなほんとの理由 (The Real Reason Why I Don't Like Ozawa politics)

Japan gets a new prime minister (East Asia Forum)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The End of Naoto Kan

Political analyst blogger MTC about unpopular Naoto Kan:

"Unlike his predecessors (...) he was not a rich man. His only forms of wealth he possessed were those decency and diligence, both of which he displayed during his term in office. He fought off not once but three times a mugging by Ozawa Ichiro, the greatest political meddler of the last 30 years. He may have been too ready to speak inconvenient truths and a terrible campaign organizer -- but at least you knew he cared about the country and its future."


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

VERY small streets

Little tour in the neighborhood. Very small streets

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunset from roof - Aug 15th

from 5:47 PM to 7:07 PM

Time-lapse. Camera: Powershot S90 Canon - CHDK firmware. 5 sec interval. 24frames/sec. 650 pictures.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Moon - Aug 14th


The Moon

TV: Collaborating to create a radioactive fallout contamination map

For once NHK made a report very critical towards the government actions regarding the radioactive fallout from Fukushima Dai-ichi. Very depressing. 1h30 documentary, but more than worth your time.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Professor's anger at lawmakers creates buzz on Internet

From the Asahi Shimbun:
"Professor's anger at lawmakers creates buzz on Internet
An exasperated University of Tokyo professor who launched an angry tirade at lawmakers over the Fukushima nuclear crisis has become a hero to many on the Internet....".
Read the Asahi article:

Testimony of the Prof in the Diet:


Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Sunset Aug 9th

Sunset in Yokohama from 6:05pm to 7:38pm. Time-lapse:

Saturday, August 06, 2011


Lightning this evening in Yokohama

8 photos

CHDK Hack - Time-Lapse

Paying around with CHDK firmware & the time-lapse function

Info for those who want to hack their Canon:

How to install the CHDK firmware on your Canon camera

How to add the time-lapse script:

Tuesday, August 02, 2011