Lovely story by Project Me’s Kathryn about how she went from an Ozzie indie rock chick to a Japanese fan girl. I love how she hates when people call Arashi a “boy band.” They are IDOLS, she reminds us. Glad to know that super-vain Japanese boys are spreading happiness to the furthest corners of the Earth. And attracting new energy and life to Japan by inspiring immigrants!
Election season is full of sound trucks and what often sounds like angry voices. The oddly named Happiness Realization Party was all ladies, all upbeat white gloves and smiles. They seemed so upbeat I wondered if they would share whatever drugs they were on. Or maybe they were surprised that even one person was paying attention to any politician. (BTW, I think this minor party is a cult).