What, four whole days and no blog post? Well, Our Man has been busy with lucky weight loss charms and near deaf experiences (Our Woman in Abiko managed to stuff a crystal into her eardrum while asleep, but three doctors later, she lived to tell the tale, hearing intact. Funnily enough she did lose about a kilo in weight, though from worry. Guess crystals work in mysterious ways).
But also, this blog has been understaffed because the intern, Ourmani Nabiko, nipped out to make the tea for the boys at Tokyo Digital Journalism. While he was there, he wrote this post for them too. It's all about Twitter and Japan and the World Cup and newspapers, so has no place at a blog like this one. There were a few typos and he forgot to put in the final score, but be gentle with the lad, he's still learning.