January 2009

Another pop execution in Japan where the usual modus operandi is to execute first and notify the media later. The next of kin for the executed is also notified AFTER the execution and asked to come and take care of the remains and any funeral rites involved. Japan executed 15 in 2008, and has come […]

CNN’s View of Japan

January 16, 2009

I’ve commented on this phenomenon before. I sit here in Japan reading and watching the news.  We’ve got the full gambit of news. Top stories include the brutal murder of a professor on a college campus, Diet members sneaking cameras into closed-door meetings, internet death threats against a champion Sumo wrestler, a sex scandal involving […]