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What might Sir Bill Cash have thought of what was said by Margaret Thatcher in 1975?

I am writing this at around 10:30 in the Tuesday morning, 29 January. It’s the time in Japan and it is around 1 a.m. in Britain. The House of Commons will have another important debate on Brexit in 20 or … Continue reading

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Just what are you voting about, MPs, on Tuesday!?

So, the House of Commons’ vote will take place on Tuesday 11/12, and Theresa May seems to believe that the choice for MPs is either a) Brexit with her deal, b) Brexit with no deal (as hard Brexiteers want) or … Continue reading

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Why do I not eat whale meat?

It has been eight years since I posted a piece on the issue of whaling. I have read it again and decided to rewrite it for posting now in conjunction with a recent incident of a “dolphin show” in Japan. … Continue reading

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Is Mr Kim more dangerous than Mr T?

So, what was that fuss about? Yes, I am talking about the “historic” summit in Sigapore. That day, 12 June, all the Japanese TV news programmes were occupied by the flood of “live coverage” (which in fact was just repetition … Continue reading

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Theresa May, the Judge!?

In case you don’t know (and there is no reason why you should), I have a Japanese language blog magazine entitled “musasabi journal“. It is updated every other Sunday. The first edition was “published” on 23 February 2003. It’s now … Continue reading

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Shinzo doesn’t like it. How about you, Donald?

In case you do not know there will be a general election in Japan on Sunday 22 October. The snap election was called by Shinzo Abe, the prime minister, for the country to “survive and overcome national crisis”. What national … Continue reading

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Trust your distrust

Very quickly (despite that this is the very first posting since November 2016!!.) So, what did the election 2017 results tell you about Britain? What they did seem to tell me was that fanaticism does not work in Britain. You … Continue reading

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