Monthly Archives: August 2010

Japan, the third most peaceful country

Japan is the third most peaceful country in the world following New Zealand and Iceland, according to the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2010 done by an international NGO, Vision for Humanity. Here is the list of the ten most peaceful … Continue reading

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Goodbye, England

Miyako and I are leaving England very soon. This was the first time for us to stay here such a long time: Miyako a year and myself about six months. It was also our first experience to spend more than … Continue reading

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We didn’t slaughter Japanese…

Not many people in Britain would know what the date of 6 August 1945 was about. No wonder. Nowadays even some of the Japanese people are beginning to forget about it. 6 August 1945 was the day when atomic bombs … Continue reading

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Talking about whaling

I recently had an interesting conversation with an English couple. The subject was whaling. I was asked by the wife, who knew that Japanese were “killing” whales, whether I myself ate whale meat. My answer was No. She looked reliefed … Continue reading

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Would anybody please listen to my story about BT?

Americans are upset about what was done to their ocean by BP. Does it matter whether BP is a British company? Whether you call them British Petroleum or just BP it is a fact that more than half of their … Continue reading

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Honesty box

I have been commuting to Oxford by train everyday for the past two weeks to attend a summer course at Exeter College. The train journey takes about 15 minutes from a station called Charlbury and costs five pounds for a … Continue reading

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The Metro blues

It is great to be sitting and looking at the outside. Look around then inside the train on the way back to Charlbury and you will find copies of the Metro, a free paper, scattering around on the floor and … Continue reading

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