3 October 2006

Stories from 3 October 2006

Japan: outlook service

  3 October 2006

Want to look tidy and sharp? There is a new service in Japan that can help – JP in Japundit has the report.

Japan: Napster

  3 October 2006

JP in Japundit reports that Napster has formed a joint venture with Tower Records Japan to launch an online song distribution site in Japan. Members will be allowed to listen to and download an unlimited number of songs for a flat rate of 1,980 yen per month.

South Korea: language and regional expert

  3 October 2006

There is a discussion among some English bloggers in Korean concerning whether one needs to know the language to be a regional expert. Robert Koehler picks up the discussion in Marmot's Hole.

Armenia, Azerbaijan: Airliner

  3 October 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports that an Azerbaijani airplane has landed at Armenia's main airport for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, and that it might be a sign of momentum for a peace deal between the two countries.

Cuba, USA: Swiss cheese embargo

  3 October 2006

“The embargo has more holes than a chunk of processed Swiss cheese,” concludes Luis M. Garcia, as he analyses some of the facts and figures behind the commercial embargo imposed upon Cuba by the USA.

Guyana: Plantains

  3 October 2006

Guyana-Gyal writes an ode to plantains: “Roast it green, mash it up, season it up with salt and black peppa and chopped onions. Blend it ripe with nuts and milk. Fry it ripe with salt and let you teeth chew on that tough-outside-soft-inside, wrap you taste buds ‘round the salt...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Marathon walkers

  3 October 2006

Abeni reports that the “marathon walkers” from St. Vincent who were rejected by the Guiness Book of Records after walking for six days without sleep, have succeeded in topping their own feat by walking for seven days without sleep in Kingston, Jamaica.

East Africa: Is Kikwete the face of the region?

  3 October 2006

“Is Kikwete (the President of Tanzania) the face of East Africa?,” asks African Affairs. He writes, “Having taken to reading The East African of late,I couldn't help noticing something that has graced the front pages of the said newspaper in the past four or so issues. If you are an...

Belize: Maaga season

  3 October 2006

Lee Vanderwalker muses on life in Caye Caulker, Belize in “maaga” season, where “tour guides are fighting over customers, getting the police involved.”

Africa: a tip for African leaders

  3 October 2006

Kenyan Entrepreneur knows want it takes for an African leader to be remembered: “If your an African leader who wants to be remembered in history, you either have to be a complete nutcase like Idi Amin or Emperor Bokassa or you have to be a complete hero like Nelson Mandela....

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