That’s Not Bad News

Time and time again I get annoyed at how the German media report on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Reports are frequently imprecise in a way that exaggerates dangers, while positive developments tend to go unreported. Here’s a recent example from WDR 5, a public radio station in Germany. On September 26, TEPCO created anContinue reading “That’s Not Bad News”

New in Japan: Gold vending and IV bar

Two articles in The Japan Times caught my eye during the last few days, and I thought I’d comment on them here. Gold vending machines The first one is “Vending machines to offer gold“. Basically it is just what the title says: A company is installing vending machines that sell gold and silver. They claimContinue reading “New in Japan: Gold vending and IV bar”