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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Japan Lite Moosletter No. 676

1. Japan Lite: An unconventional BBQ (@japantimes_life)
http://ow.ly/20xdb

2. Video: Baby Mopâ€"A crazy Japanese innovation that turns your baby into a cleaning device (@reesan)
http://bit.ly/b5qVEj

3. Video : Balloon Man on Japanese TV (@AdySan)
http://post.ly/ivbW

4. Bimbogami, god of poverty (@808armada)
http://bit.ly/cLEFTl

5. Harumi Kurihara’s book ‘Everyday Harumi’ Simplifies Japanese Cooking for Westerners (@joshikaisf)
http://lnkd.in/6Ce2vN

6. Video: Human sushi (@wtfjapan)
http://bit.ly/dpYQ8b

7. Tokyo Mango: Jamiroquai’s Virtual Insanity noodle commercial playing throughout World Cup (@Japan_Blogs)
http://twurl.nl/ucx4v3

8. “Charisma Man” or the special powers of a caucasian foreigner in Japan (@ledeclic_japon)
http://bit.ly/dy6aEk

9. Do you know about Senjafuda (@BlogLinksJapan)
http://bit.ly/d4TiNJ

10. Ten Ways to Enjoy a Hot Summer in Japan (@InvisibleGaijin)
http://bit.ly/bN4GHV

INTERNATIONAL BOVINE NEWS
11. “Steak: one man’s search for the world’s tastiest piece of beef” by Mark Schatzker (@moooobar)
http://ow.ly/2328a

BEHIND THE SCENES

As some of you know, I have had a new editor at the Japan Times for about a year now. He is my fourth editor over the 13 years I’ve been a columnist there. When I submitted this column, An Unconventional BBQ, he emailed me and said, “Since this column is a little short, do you have a photo to go with it?” Short? I always turn in 750 words! Well, it turns out that he wants 850-word columns. I had no idea, and had even been cutting my columns down to 750. I am sure he meant to tell me this a long time ago, but….anyway, so I very quickly wrote up an extra 100 words. I managed to add them, but feel the column suffered from my last-minute attempts to beef it up, so to speak. Apologies for any recklessness that showed through!

The weather forecast in Okayama is for rain for the next five daysâ€"Have a great Rainy Season, wherever you are! Be kind to snails and other slimy things.

And thanks for reading Japan Lite!

Amy Chavez
Amychavez2000@yahoo.com
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