Mako-sama turned 20 years old !
My obsession for the Imperial family may seem strange given the fact French people are known to loathe monarchy. Let’s be realistic, we loathe monarchy for France. It’s a perfectly valid political system for other nations. Look at our archennemies accross the Channel : they seem to manage quite well with one. Monarchy can be a mean to keep a stable symbol for your nation, and...
Criminal case of the year... the century.
Yesterday morning, people wandering the campus of Tokyo University had the surprise to see about ten parked bicycles whose saddle had been replaced by red-painted broccoli… The same prank has been observed on the same campus in September also. Would it be an American detective drama, we would be investigating criminals who experienced detention from September to yesterday. Or maybe...
Bears ! Bears ! Bears !
As I said previously, there are bears in Japan. Lots of. And at the moment, Sapporo is the Place To Be if you’re a bear. Or so it seems since some have been spotted there for three days. 13 eye-witnesses reports have been filed since October the 6th for brown bears (Ursus arctos). They have essentially been seen in the residential area at the foot of Moriiwa mountain. There are many...
Every child is a genius
It’s funny-social-survey time ! I love funny social surveys ! Disclaimer : all the personal pronouns used to refer to children in the article will be masculine. “Child” is masculine in French and I feel it akward to use neutral for human beings, even not fully grown ones. According to a study conducted by Benesse, 80% of parents think their child is a...
Silence will not fall
Environment is so much more than a landscape. Of course, the scenery is important to define a place. That’s why we send postcards, after all. But there is so much more about a place than its looks. I think everybody living far from home may have experienced it : when you drive towards the place you belong to, even is the landscape is changing, becoming more and more familiar,...