Ramsay Ramblings 4/21/2008

Is the weekend over already? Time seems to be flying these days. We are well into spring and the suzumushi (bell crickets) are piercing my brain with their high pitched singing. It must be time for some more Ramsay Ramblings! 5 yen a bag, or take a box for free! Today, my mother-in-law came by for a visit, but before she did, she stopped off to buy some groceries. Now, […]

ECO – Japan’s New Buzzword?

There was a ridiculously long documentary on Japanese TV tonight about Al Gore’s new cause, global warming. I sat through the first three hours; watched ants eating houses, deer ravaging Hokkaido, watermelons growing in November, hybrid iguanas and evil konbini bentos (those CO2 polluting lunch boxes sold at convenience stores). While I much preferred Al’s DVD, An Inconvenient Truth, some of what they showed was quite convincing, and would no […]

Millions of Old Japanese TVs Recycled

Today is Blog Action Day, and this year over 14,000 bloggers are discussing environmental issues with a combined audience of over 12 million people. That’s a lot of people. Now, imagine all those people lining up to recycle their old analog TVs, and you’ve got the topic of my contribution to this Blog Action Day. What will happen to old TV sets? By 2011, Japan will have phased out terrestrial […]