It is very important in these times of social, political, and environmental collapse to wear clothes emblazoned with a small red tag on the chest. The red tag and the white lettering it contains should be appropriated from an anti-consumerism … Continue reading
First of all, an apology to Japan-based potential readers of The Underpants Tree: I’m sorry. I apologise. Second, I have to call Amazon Japan a bunch of lying bastards. You’re a bunch of lying bastards, Amazon Japan! I apologise to … Continue reading
News today that Rupert Murdoch and Steve Jobs are putting out a newspaper designed specially for iPad and tablet devices. Digital magazines and newspapers are on their way and I for one welcome them. I, like many others, am prepared … Continue reading
Yesterday I saw the film The Cove on the first day of its Japan release. Good attendance at the cinema, a small police presence, no nationalist protesters that I could see and lots of TV and print journalists cadging reactions … Continue reading
An American scientist claims to have created synthetic life. I am sorry, but there’s nothing new in this. Synthetic life has been with us for decades and decades. Ever been on a commuter train, worked in an office, gone to … Continue reading
If I had voted Liberal Democrat I think I would be well pissed off that my democratic choice had been converted into a vote for the Tories. In fact, I’d have my hat and ire on and be on my … Continue reading
When it comes to seeing commercial advantage in nicking the customs or superstitions of other cultures no one does it better than Japan. In fact, probably no one other than Japan does it. Hence the annual Christmas hysteria and Halloween … Continue reading
“Eggs come from sheep, crisps are made of plastic and butterflies produce cheese” — so begins this article on a survey of where British kids think their food comes from. Quoting the article again, some kids believed: “beef burgers came … Continue reading
It is a very brave retail outlet that expresses its true feelings in conservative Nara, Japan.
A new blog to promote the novel Weed and short stories of Chris Page. And aren’t you all just sick of hearing about this.