Frequent updates, fantastic pictures, and intelligent social and political comment.
Blogger is a Canadian Instructor in Japan, and has integrated himself well into the culture while maintaining his own identity. Blog site is well designed, and uncluttered, and offers several secure points to interact with comments, and messages. Seems to be turning into a point of reference for foreign instructors to go to in order to prepare themselves, or educate themselves on the various agencies doing placement. Nice personal touches, and generous recognition of other sites, and contributors. Overall very professional, entertaining, educational, and savvy.
Mr. China - by Tim Clissold:
How to lose $400 million in the world's biggest market.
Imelda - Power, Myth, Illusion: A documentary on the former Philippine first lady that is damning, sympathetic and incredibly funny.
Yat Kha - Re Covers:
Siberian throat-singing punk band searches for its roots
22.214.171.124.'s - Bomb the Twist:
Three Japanese women play 1950's-inspired punk.
Gigantor Box Set Volume 1:
The original giant Japanese robot
Mao: The Unknown Story - by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday:
A controversial and damning biography of the Helmsman.