Tag Archives: endagered species

Feeling Blue

Hi blog. I’m sorry that it has taken me so long to get around to posting this.  I was aware of the news story but hadn’t really had the time to chase up the details.  I shall post the Japan … Continue reading

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The Salamander, the Bug and the Law

Hi blog. Here we are, in what should be the coldest part of the year.  Well, the 18th provided snow and single-digit temperatures.  Meanwhile, the 20th – Dai-Kan and nominally the coldest day to the year – topped out at … Continue reading

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Amami Rabbits Spring Back

Hi blog. While I’m on a bit of a posting roll, here is an article that initially went under my radar, but was brought to my attention last week – when my computer was under repair. This one definitely is … Continue reading

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No Seal of Approval

Hi blog. Here we are into April.  Not a lot to report, since my days have been dominated by work and getting certain offspring into high school.  The upper secondary level of education here is somewhat complex, but the vast … Continue reading

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Gosh… goshawk

Hi blog. Coming off a five-day long weekend (only four for me, thanks to school Sports Day), I stumbled upon a news item on the front page of a newspaper in the staff room and, lo and behold, the same … Continue reading

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No Albatross around my neck…

And a good south wind sprung up behind; The Albatross did follow, And every day, for food or play, Came to the mariners’ hollo! Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Hi blog. Japanese TV news is notoriously … Continue reading

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Eels seeing red?

The good news: Japanese eels have just been placed on the Environment Ministry’s “Red List” of species at risk of extinction. The bad news: Nothing is legally binding, fishing and trading will be unaffected, and it sounds like another “jobs … Continue reading

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