April in Paris

Well, not really – truth be told this is April in Tokyo.

I arrive very late at night and this is what I eat and drink at 12:00

I arrive very late at night and this is what I eat and drink at 12:00

So, in the hotel there is a hand-held controller for the various toilet related activities

So, in the hotel there is a hand-held controller for the various toilet related activities

Still some blossom left

Still some blossom left

I think this is a statue of Margaret Thatcher

I think this is a statue of Margaret Thatcher

And I thought the azalias in Achamore were impressive

And I thought the azalias in Achamore were impressive

Tokyo = Gigha

Tokyo = Gigha

Putting together the front page of the Mainichi Shimbun. It will be about Madame Thatche rwho is een as a world statesman along the Roosevelt, Mandela, Adenauer, lines around these parts. Maybe they are right.

Putting together the front page of the Mainichi Shimbun. It will be about Madame Thatcher,who is seen as a world statesman along the Roosevelt, Mandela, Adenauer line around these parts. Maybe they are right.

One of the entrances to the Imperial Palace from Mainichi Shimbun conference room. This newspaper, not the biggest, has 21 science writers and a circulation of of 4 million without any tits. Japan is where journalism happens.

One of the entrances to the Imperial Palace from Mainichi Shimbun conference room. This newspaper, not the biggest, has 21 science writers and a circulation of of 4 million, without any tits. Japan is where journalism happens.

La Dame au Camelias beside a road in Tokyo

La Dame au Camelias beside a road in Tokyo

Tufted Ducks hanging out by the subway station

Tufted Ducks hanging out by the subway station

Tokyo is a great city.

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6 Responses to April in Paris

  1. Alan says:

    Sad to see that the Mainichi Shimbun gets it wrong sometimes! Apart from the unfortunate WaiWai problem that is.

    Great flowers. I’m off to Kintyre in a couple of weeks – a trip to Gigha is on the cards so I’ll see if they can be matched.

    PS: any chance of a photo of the anti-missile missiles that are apparently sited in Central Tokyo?

  2. WaiWai?
    Its James’ birthday

  3. Alan says:

    WaiWai? http://www.japaninc.com/node/3442
    Yep, James is 29! One more year and he joins the ranks of the oldies – leastways, that’s what I thought of the 30s and over when I was his age! Hope my card gets through the US Postal System – given the number of spams I seem to get purporting to come from them (or their Canadian counterparts) telling me of packets waiting for me if I just pass over some dollars I do worry!

  4. Ian Calder says:

    Jokes about Mrs T are pretty risky here. The Daily Mail will call you a cheese eating surrender monkey goddamn faggot, if you’re lucky.

  5. I left Britain in 1979 just after she had been elected. One of the prompts to leave was getting into a fight in Bedford because I was reading The Daily Telegraph. This was sufficient reason to beat me up, what amI saying?, huh, to try and beat me up. I understand that the societal division got even worse under her stern mistress-ship.

  6. Alan says:

    Friends of Dorothy need to be even more careful around Mail/Telegraph readers these days – careful what you choose to hum as you wash your socks.

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