Monday, 1 April 2013
Last week gave us the chilling but fascinating news that Google has given us a chance to see into the heart of one of Fukushima's irradiated ghost towns and the Ballardian landscape now bereft of human presence.
Sat 30th March - Easter Sunday - saw the Excalibur posse at the gates of the Imperial palace, where there was a regional goods fair (bussanten). Some of the stalls were promoting Tohoku businesses, such as Kaishuichi sake from Fukushima
and kamaboko (fishcakes) from Miyagi.
In "3/11: The Fallout", Patrick Fox writes on what constitutes Revolutionary Art, and how it is relevant to the growing Occupy Movement and the growing civil protests around the world. Vivienne Westwood, one of the world's greatest Revolutionary Artists, has been stepping up her campaign on climate change and the coming energy crisis.
In Devolution news, this intriguing article tells us of the growing Atheist Church in Britain. this confirms the UK's growing trend away from Christianity, and back to its Pagan roots. This also explains why we Brits find it so difficult to understand the American obsession with evangelical Christianity and all its offensive, oppressive, paternalistic rubbish. If you are a Christian and you are reading this, by all means defend yourself by using the comment box below.
Japan also thinks it can reach Paradise by walking backwards. There is an old saying that "Any country gets the government it deserves", and Japan seems to have resigned itself to the fact that the old guard will not relinquish power, it is opposed to change, and its answer to 3/11 is 'Status Quo is God'. These two articles prove, however, that the cracks in the pork-barrel construction politics are already starting to show.
Furthermore, the Japan Times has bid a sad farewell to the hard-hitting journalist Roger Pulvers, who has done so much to shed light on this post-3/11 world.
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