Though I do not link to it often enough (indeed, one could maintain a rather decent blog just providing counterpoint and commentary for it) I urge all and sundry to visit Observing Japan as often as possible.
Thought the Japan Observer is always prolific, the "Chicago-born fledgling Japan/East Asia specialist" has just been running rampant these past few days.
And the price for the Japan Observer's words of wisdom...you cannot beat it.
Correction And Apologies to Jim Rogers
1 hour ago