Apologies for leaving that nasty picture of HRH Ozawa on the desktop all day, Our Man had meant it as a holding post while he thought of something more profound to say. (The wait continues - Ed).
Meanwhile, may he entertain you with his random thoughts, such as they were, given it was after midnight when he last used his brain and Our Man had hit the hot plums (that's a local alcoholic delicacy, not a euphemism).
1. It's hard to write a decent post unless you are angry.
4. Our Man is curiously at peace with the world.
32. Even though Kim Jong Il is getting ready to fire off another of his Ding Dongs.
4073.5. There's an awful lot of punditifying about how the people of Okinawa have risen up as one to defy the Yanks on moving the Marines in next door and Mr Hesitation Hatoyama's hands are tied yada yadda yaddda - but only 53% of local voters picked the pacifist mayor, and since when has anybody in Tokyo or anywhere else given a Ueno-zoo-escaped monkey's what the Okis think anyway?