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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Peak Fish

This is from the Financial Times.

Japan faces up to the prospect of ‘peak fish’
By David Pilling
Published: January 29 2009 02:00 Last updated: January 29 2009 02:00
Japan’s little secret is out. All over Asia, and indeed the rest of the world, people are discovering what the Japanese have known for centuries: fish is good for you. This may seem a benign discovery. But in the case of seafood, as with any finite resource, it raises awkward questions about how spoils should be divided and what happens if competing interests cannot be reconciled.
Seafood has formed a crucial part of the Japanese diet for millennia, providing the main source of animal protein for a nation with little tradition of eating meat or drinking milk. Other countries have long prized an aquatic diet; some Chinese cuisine emulates the taste and texture of fish with ingenious use of vegetables. Now, as China and others become richer, they have converted dietary aspiration into reality.
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I like these products.

1, Sonicare essence e5550 $99.00 at Costco
I ‘ve been using electric tooth brush for 5 years. But this is better than old Sonicare.
First of all, the neck can bend and reduce the pressure to the tooth. Second, a small brush can reach to anywhere in my mouth. This is a good buy. I am very happy with this.
2, Etonic golf shoes $99 at Overstock.com
It is hard to find right fit shoes. Are you looking for golf shoes? I went to Sports Authority and could not find any. They just sold Nike, Foot Joy and poor selection. And there was no Etonic.
I don’t know much about Etonic but this shoes are great.
The original price is $140 and OS price is $99. The important thing is not price, fit and comfortable. Golf season is coming soon. We need to be ready.

Taka’s Update

This week Fish

Review of last week tuna: It was great as read meat but B+ as toro. It was wild fish and my rating was not the same.
I hope I get god tuna this week. Other fish are same as usual.
I worry about drought in CA. I already checked for current rice price and future price. My supplier told me that the price was going up this autumn harvest. I might but 6 months supply this week. I also stocking mayonnaise because of price raising.

Omega3 fatty acid and our body

α linolenic acid, EPA and DHA are the essential fatty acid and need our body. They works for our brain growing. And they protect our body from diseases and sick. How do they works? It is from Maryland University Medical center.
A: They decrease the LDL cholesterol, and increase the HDL cholesterol.
B: They prevent the heart illness, and reduce the heart attack risk.
C: They reduce the apoplexy risk.
D: They improve high blood pressure and the diabetic.
E: They help the loss in weight.
F: They prevent osteoporosis.
G: They reduce a mental disease risks such as the integrated malfunction syndrome and depression.
So, what should we eat for them?
Fish like sardine, mackerel, herring fish, yellow tai, bonito, tuna and salmon are very good. All kinds of seaweed, kelp is also great. Canola oil, walnut are also good. American Heart Association, AHA says it is good to take from food not from supplement.

REEL LIFE: TRUE STORIES FROM CONTEMPORARY JAPAN at High Museum

You don’t need to go to Japan if you see these movies. Know about Japan and their culture.

February 14th Train man 2005 8pm

Based on a true story that captivated Japan, Train Man is a sweetly funny and offbeat romantic comedy that centers on a shy 22 year-old computer geek who lives with his parents and spends his leisure on line communicating with chat room buddies and refining his arcane knowledge of anime. One night, riding home on the subway, he notices a drunken salary man harassing an attractive young woman, and in an uncharacteristic act of gallantry saves her from the creep’s advances. To express her gratitude she sends him the gift of an expensive Hermes tea set. Smitten but clueless, Train Man turns to the only friends he has – his chat room circle. They advise an extreme makeover, coach him through Romance 101, and help him find the confidence to step out of the virtual world into the real one. In the New York Times, critic Jeannette Catsoulis observed that Train Man is “candy-colored and wide-eyed . . . an unashamedly heart-struck

February 21st Hula Girl 2006 8pm

BIt’s 1965 and in the northern town of Joban times are tough. The coal mining industry, which has been the lifeblood of the community for generations, is in recession and employees are faced with layoffs. To generate jobs, local big wigs propose transforming their hometown into a tourist destination. But their dubious plan — to open a Hawaiian themed spa and resort in chilly Joban — is embraced only by a handful of young women who, in defiance of modesty and propriety, show up at an open casting for hula dancers. Under the tutelage of a sophisticated dance instructor from Tokyo who has her own share of problems, the clumsy country girls blossom and become the unlikely leaders of their community’s renaissance. Based on a true story, this “Full Monty” in grass skirts was praised in the Toronto Film Festival’s catalogue as a “vivid, heartfelt portrait . . . a genuinely moving experience destined to conquer the audience’s heart.” Lee Sang-il directed. In Japanese with subtitles.

February 28th Nobody knows 2004

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s tender, deeply moving Nobody Knows is the rare film that successfully tells its tale of childhood from the children’s point of view. Inspired by real events, it’s the story of four kids, aged 4 – 12, who are abandoned in a Tokyo apartment by their flighty mother. When she leaves behind a pile of cash and a note saying that she’ll be gone for a while, Akira, the eldest, takes charge. None of the children has ever attended school, and they’re used to amusing themselves indoors. However, being completely on their own is very different from receiving their mother’s loving, if sporadic, care. As critic Marjorie Baumgarten observed in The Austin Chronicle, “Their predicament is sad although the film is not. Kore-eda captures the irrepressible joys and frivolity of youth, while also showing the benign neglect of the outside world. . . A gem-like work whose facets gleam and slice through the story with ever-changing glints of understanding and compassion.” In Japanese with subtitles.

Detail: www.atlanta.us.emb-japan.go.jp/filmfest.htm

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Big eye tuna came on yesterday

How about this?
It is very fresh and need to wait a couple days, maybe.
Stomach side and very nice chu-toro.
We need to wait to get mature sometimes.
It is available all this weekend.

Taka’s Update

This week Fish

Good tuna comes once a week so far. We got good one last week. Mirugai is still high price as same reason. I worry about all fish price because of weak dollar against Japanese yen. How much price has changed?
Uni – 18% up from 12 months ago
Hamachi – 15% up
Quail egg – 10% up
Kanpachi – 12% up
Salmon – 11% up
Hirame – 17% up
Live Scallop – 40% up
Aji – 4% up
Madai – 14% up
Anago – 17% up
Mirugai – 32% up
Saba – 5.5% up
Tuna(bigeye) – 5% up

1, Buy your company’s goods and increase sales.

Toyota’s managers decided to buy new Toyota cars by the end of March. Toyota has 2200 managers and some higher position people also agreed to buy. They had a managers meeting on Jan. 9th and decided but was not obligation and buy their own decision purchase. Some managers thinks to by 2 cars. I don’t know how much discount option for employees.
Mazda has a kind of same promotion. Mazda’s headquarter is in Hiroshima and City of Hiroshima and Hiroshima prefecture government and Bank of Hiroshima try to help Mazda. Hiroshima government buys 200 cars, Bank of Hiroshima buys 120 cars. Hiroshima Bank owns 700 cars and 500 are from Mazda. But they decided to buy Mazda cars only from now on.
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