If you miss Our Man's dry voice, there are echoes... just not in third person.
He has started blogging again under a cover name, though only once a week and rarely about politics. Think of it as a poor man's Garrison Keillor for ex-pats in Japan. Or possibly that crappy strip that Berkley Breathed did after the awesomeness that was Bloom County.
Anyway, the latest post is The doorbell never rings once. Try to form an orderly online queue now, no shoving at the back.