Digital broadcasting is being shoved down Japanese consumers’ throuts

Digital broadcasting catching on quickly
….the nation will mark its first anniversary on Dec. 1 as an increasing number of customers tune in to the new service and digital TV set sales continue to be brisk.
But some hurdles must be cleared before 2011, when the current analog format TV broadcasting will be replaced….

Screaming squeaker leads Japan’s charge at world junior meet

Ai Fukuhara
Table Tennis: ‘Ai-chan’ leads Japan’s charge at world junior meet
Ai Fukuhara, who finished in the last 16 at the Athens Olympics, helped Japan advance past the preliminary round of the women’s team competition Sunday on the opening day of the table tennis world junior championships.

Convicted defector Charles Jenkins’ release is “delightful”


Jenkins to begin new life of freedom
…. Jenkins goes through a week of processing for his dishonorable discharge from the military, the family plans to move in early December to the city of Sado on the island.
Mayor Koichiro Takano said earlier that Jenkins wants to work and settle in Sado with his wife and their two daughters.
”The release is delightful. The government plans to provide as much support as possible”….