You know those tosser kind of gaijin, the ones who compare Japanese language ability like it's equivalent to who can piss above head height; the ones who don't acknowledge the presence of other gaijin, in case, OMG, others might not be so impressed when they say "I'm from a suburb of Basingstoke," you know, the ones who think they are rock stars because Japanese girls giggle in their presence and say kawaii and kakuii*
Well, Our Man has a confession to make.
He kinda thought he was the only journo (ex-journo actually) blogger with a skewed take on J-politics and low boredom threshold in these here parts.
Er, guess again. A real live person told Our Man face-to-face about this site here - the Woodshed. Written by a practising hack in Japan, his blog's smarter than Our Man's, it's been going longer, it's funnier and better looking. But it is Canadian and doesn't appear to use green and red ink. The smarter ones among you may have noticed Our Man has lifted a vid from it and a widget thingy about the sponging bankers (it's down there on the right below the tedious Global Voices feed).
Anyway, Our Man reckons it's a more than worthy winner of his oft forgotten BLOG OF THE WEEK prize and heartily recommends you take a peek at it.
Just don't forget who sent ya, sob.
* Commonly translated as "cool" and "cute", these words actually mean "whaddatwat" and "wanker".