The second artist effect →
Jay Rubin on Murakami, translation →
Talking about publishing →
Lie of the Tiger - By Clyde V. Prestowitz |... →
“It’s time to realize that the United States never really beat Japan — and it’s unlikely to win against China without a new strategy. Chanting tired ideological mantras didn’t save us in the 1980s….
If I hear one more Republican tell me about balancing the budget, I am going to...– Vice President Joe Biden, criticizing Republicans for their complaints about the budget deficit in light of their support for extending the Bush tax cuts to top earners. He then added, “To the press, that’s a figure of speech.” (via officialssay)
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9.00. Leave Ueno armed with a 100-yen vinyl umbrella lifted from the basket outside a Family Mart and head to Yūrakucho, where you’ll splurge a little to break your fast. Ginza Renoir provides a touch of Shōwa class and the second-hand smoke once enjoyed in American roadside diners—the perfect complement to your thick slab of buttered Wonder bread and watery java. Budget-minded plebes may look to...