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Local Area Network

Typhoon Local Area Network or LAN for short is on its way. I do not think it will be a real typhoon like we used to get when I was a boy but probably a significant blow. You may remember … Continue reading

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The Chisholm Trail

An important support in my ‘Norfolk Gypsy sails the Ryukyus’ fantasy is a boat trailer. I need a trailer for the boat to sit on. I have failed for the last six months to find anything better than a wheel … Continue reading

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From an Antique Land

Cashmore continues his Asian tour by playing a couple of gigs at OIST. These straddle a weekend and another Japanese National holiday. We have time to frolic. After a very dramatic sail with much potential drowning, We console ourselves at … Continue reading

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Tokyo Fun

I go to Tokyo to stay in the world’s worst AirB&B. However it is close to the mega hotel where the symposium is held. I skip the conference dinner, events that I usually dislike, to play music in the ‘Warrior … Continue reading

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I am Japanese

So that is it! I am Okinawan! Yay! This means I can live in Japan for the rest of my life. Folks, this makes me very happy! I now have Japanese permanent residence, a Green Card and a British passport, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mr Governor

I am invited to a very posh do to mark the 55th Birthday of the Kariushi Hotel chain. I have got to know the owner, Taira san, over the years and he is a very fine fellow. It is also … Continue reading

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Ben Goes to Jail

Unfortunately it turns out that cutting down vegetation on sea front is against the law. A man from the Village Office comes round. “Who did that?” “Ben did!” I sneak. “He must go to prison!!” “Will you let him off … Continue reading

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