Friday, February 28, 2003

The foreign community in Japan is in a flap because a seal (or sea lion - nobody seems to be able to agree) called Tama-chan has been granted a certificate of residence by the city of Yokohama. People of foreign origin - even those who have lived here for many years, or who are married to Japanese people - are not allowed to obtain such certificates. Tama-chan became famous last year after he/she/it was spotted swimming in the Tama River and generally being cute. Read more here.

I've had an underwhelming response to my offer to send an Emily the Strange postcard to anyone who wants one. They're very cool. If you want one, email me.