Almost forgot. It's Tuesday, that means Our Man's gotta come up with something smart to say about books 'n' such. Well, actually he is reading a book at the minute - American Shogun by Robert Harvey. It's pretty good, informative but not snottily written, though true to form, Our Man hasn't finished it yet, but he can relate that it is a comparative history/biography of Hirohito and MacArthur. Three or four things Our Man didn't know or had forgotten:
1. Hirohito was actually against Japan's rise of the military.
2. The founder of the Asahi newspaper attempted to overthrow the prime minister of the day (back when Japanese journalists had balls).
3. Nissan was formed as a conglomerate to advance Japanese commercial aims in occupied Manchuria.
4. Douglas MacArthur wore girls' clothes as a boy (as was the fashion).
Pic lifted from here.