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The Summer 2007 Preview: Part One (Probable Throw-aways) 10 June 2007

Posted by jlap in Bad Ideas, Garbage, Mailed In.
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A garbage can filled with VHS tapesWhile still waiting on someone to comment here, there’s been plenty of time to look at the new shows heading to torrent sites everywhere in a matter of weeks. Of course, the first fatal mistake of this preview could be trying to predict shows which no one will care about by the time August starts, but that’s half the fun of trying. So sit back, grab a cold beverage, and spend some time reading about shows being dismissed often for no reason at all. (more…)


The Weekly News Roundup: May 27 – June 3 2 June 2007

Posted by jlap in Bribery, Mailed In, Ministerial Suicide, Not so Cliche School Trips.
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Last week’s bribery story concluded this week, when the agriculture minister took his own life. Government officials committing suicide to avoid scandal is nothing new, but how high will it have to go to change anything? [CNN]

As a result, J-Green will be no more. It will just be replaced by a new bid-rigging agency with the same personnel. Yay for Democracy! [The Yomiuri Shimbun]

Students from a Tokyo school remain stranded in Vancouver after one of them contracted measles. This raises an interesting question. Out of all the places to go, why Canada? [Reuters]

And finally, a different kind of college based in Shibuya. [Asahi Shimbun]