Posts tagged ‘Japan’

September 25, 2013

Noodle-iscious!

nissin-japan1 instant noodles

The things I learn when I’m on the move!  Today I learned that there is a World Instant Noodle Association (WINA), can you believe it?  I’ve never been a fan of Pot Noodles although Supa Noodles were at the back of my cupboard in my halls of residence …long past the expiry date.

Instant ramen noodles were first invented by a Japanese man in 1958 who experimented on creating a low cost dish after seeing starving war veterans.  Many decades later

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May 15, 2013

Foot-in-Mouth

toru hashimoto

Only yesterday, I was declaring Sepp Blatt to be a knobhead and within minutes we have a new knobhead of the day.

Today’s coveted award goes to Osaka mayor, Toru Hashimoto, who said that there is no proof that thousands of Korean women that were the sex slaves

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September 12, 2011

Support Local, Get Ripped Off

Last week Tesco announced that they were pulling out of Japan as they couldn’t break into the market despite a decade long effort.  Fruit and vegetable sellers do morning rounds in every part of Delhi and most areas have small stalls where you can get all your basic needs.  However, supermarkets are on the increase in Delhi and I have to say I am beginning to prefer shopping in them.

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July 29, 2011

Cup Of Delight

I’ve had an unhealthy interest in china tea cups since I was a tot and was pleased to read the latest Wedgewood news in The Independent’s business section.  That, however, is not so interesting but this is: it is hardly known that the original founder of the pottery company, Josiah Wedgewood, was one of the first active supporters in favour of abolishing slavery in Britain.

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May 25, 2011

Disappearing Act

It is now acknowledged that the nuclear reactors at Fukushima went into meltdown in early days therefore they were also turning out nuclear waste into the envionment from the early days.  How shocking though that this is actually not terribly news worthy and that Ryan Giggs’ super-injunction is.  My Indian broadsheet gave the Japan nuclear story precisely 4 cm and 1 sentence of column space.

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April 8, 2011

Not The News

Do our attention spans dictate the length of time dedicated to a particular news item?

Who cares about what’s happening in Christchurch now that Prince William isn’t there and Japan’s earthquake is bigger and more devastating. 

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