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February 24th, 2008

Something happened a few days ago, I haven’t gotten around to blogging on until now. The Japan Times has a new feature, the Japan Times Blogroll, and I’m their feature this week:


Someone who works there knows about my blog, and so they asked me to participate. They sent me a questionnaire and gave me an answer limit of 900 words, which I reached exactly. They said that I would appear in the print version of the paper in the coming week, though the web story went up a few days ago. Not a big deal, but it’s always fun to get mentioned in the media. I even got link/plugs in for Paul and Sean.

It looks like the feature in general will be interesting to keep an eye on. They’ve already got What Japan Thinks, Japan Economy News & Blog, and Konbini Life on the roll. Maybe you can suggest a site you like to the editor using the link. Or I have an email connection with the JT guy who arranged things with me, I could pass any suggestions you have on.

Only one nit I have: the photo is credited to “Felicity Hughes Photos,” whoever that it. The problem is, Sachi took that photo, and I resized it for them. The image on their site is the exact same size in pixels as the one I provided, and is 24,028 bytes, where the original was 24,023 bytes. I don’t know who this Felicity Hughes is, but I don’t think she can claim full credit for tacking on five bytes somewhere.

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  1. February 24th, 2008 at 17:34 | #1

    Thanks for the mention, Luis:) It is always fun showing up somewhere odd in the media. Nice to know someone, somewhere is actually reading what we prattle on about!

  2. Tim Kane
    February 25th, 2008 at 12:38 | #2


    Might be interesting to find out just what those five bytes are all about.

  3. Paul
    February 25th, 2008 at 20:21 | #3

    Wow, thanks for the mention! Your blog is always an inspiration to me- knocking out a post every day is *so* impressive. I don’t know how you keep all the ideas in your head; I’ll be driving down the road and have an idea for a topic, but by the time I’m in front of the computer at home it’s gone.

    I believe you have a clarity and style of thinking that’s developed to the point where you could, given more exposure to a wider audience and focussed on one topic area (probably politics, since that’s your strongest point) that you could be right up there with the pros. Somehow, the distance from the everyday thing gives you a perspective that’s very refreshing.

  4. Kenzo
    February 27th, 2008 at 09:13 | #4

    Mr.Poza: Wow! Congratulations! Here, you are truly famous for your writing. Lovely. Who ate that 5 bytes? [laughter]

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