Our Man took a couple of days off from the virtual world after a hectic week, but he's back now raring to go. He's been busy collating more blogs and websites to increase the range of sources so the daily briefings can focus more on the meat and potatoes of the Japanese experience (should that be fish and rice?), rather than the sidedish of miso soup that no matter how tasty (problems with polar bear sex or useless doors, for example) isn't ultimately very satisfying.
One main course that Our Man can heartily recommend that won't leave you hungry is Observing Japan, a blog by Tobias Harris, a self-described fledgling Japan hand. His latest post, The LDP will lose the next general election, sums up the political situation in Japan perfectly. In fact, Our Man was so satisfied with the blog, he is willing to name it the inaugural Blog of the Week. A worthy winner indeed.