The threats were all over the news tonight as North Korea takes aim at the new Obama Administration with Japan in its possible cross-hairs. This wouldn’t be the first missile launch aimed at Japan. The first was over 10 years ago and flew over the country missing Japan by 150km.
Yōsui Inoue (井上陽水 Inoue Yōsui?) (born August 30, 1948 ) is an influential Japanese singer-songwriter, and record producer, who is an important figure in Japanese music. As a recording artist, Inoue has had a commercially successful career, having sold more than 20 million records. He began performing in 1969.
I’m a sucker for any gimmick, so I tried the Fuguhire sake. This means hot sake with flame broiled blowfish fins floating in it. And well as I’m not a fan of hot sake, I prefer cold and if anything floating in it maybe a slice of cucmber, I was a little surprised by the taste. At first it tasted the same as regular ole hot sake, but as I got closer to the bottom it got a little more and more fishier. The last drop was a little too fishy.
Now I have heard that some take their blowfish fins home for further soaking , but for me I think I’ll stick with the old cold sake and a cucumber slice routine.
Many people know that CFLs (those wonderful new light bulbs) use only one fourth as much electricity as incandescent light bulbs, but did you know other household appliances have a similar range of efficiencies?
Among industrial countries, Japan’s Top Runner Program is the most dynamic system for upgrading appliance efficiency standards. In Japan’s system, the most efficient appliances today set the standard for those sold tomorrow. With this program Japan planned to raise efficiency standards between the late 1990s and the end of 2007 for individual appliances by anywhere from 15 to 83 percent, depending on the appliance. This is an ongoing process that continually exploits advances in efficiency technologies.