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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Days 942 - 948 Sunday, October 17, 2010 - Saturday, October 23, 2010

Days 942 - 948
Sunday, October 17, 2010 - Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day 942 ( Disputed islands )
Sunday, October 17, 2010

Stayed in all day.

So there is this big issue between Japan and China going on for the past month or so. There is a set of islands which are administrated by Japan but claimed by both Taiwan and China since about 1971. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senkaku_Islands

Recently, The Japanese government arrested some Chinese nationals who were fishing in that vicinity. It cause a biiiig problem between the 2 countries.

Relations between the 2 countries has gotten so bad in recent times that the following started happening :

Last weekend, angry young protesters in China and Japan took to the streets to demonstrate to the international community their countries' claims over what Tokyo calls the Senkaku Islands and Beijing refers to as the Diaoyu.

One of the sides must be wrong, historically. But which side? Each government, of course, says it has the better claim.

The mainland Chinese government and state-controlled media say the uninhabited islets in the East China Sea have belonged to China since ancient times, going as far back as the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). They also say Japan "stole" the islets together with Taiwan in the closing days of the first Sino-Japanese War (August 1894 to March 1895) in which Japan was victorious, critically weakening the already ailing Qing Dynasty.


http://search.japantimes.co.jp/mail/nn20101024a1.html



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Day 943
Monday, October 18, 2010

Went to bible study after work

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Day 944
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Went karate then afterwards I played modern warfare 2 and got a 27-0 run. Apologies to those who don't know what I am talking about.

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Day 945 { 2 Years / 7 Months }
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Went to a Japanese friend's house after work. She lives almost exactly in front of the school I went to today. She was in Canada for about 6 months. I spoke to she and her mom for a very long while, then drove home in the night.




I then gave one of my recent friends from the college a Jamaica key ring. She then gave me a letter all in Japanese...
















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Day 946
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Went to a company meeting in Okayama city. It was good to see and talk to some Jamaicans again. The last time I saw and spoke to a Jamaican was in September when I went to visit Kochi for my birthday.

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Day 947
Friday, October 22, 2010

Did karate exam after work. Here is the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9bwpToUnDA













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Day 948
Saturday, October 23, 2010

Stayed in all day but went to the darts bar with 2 other ALTs. Coming here is always fun. And I am starting to enjoy darts now, even though I am not so good at it. The people that come to this darts bar are also really interesting and fun.







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