At an ongoing charity book sale
,for a mere quarter,I found a 1984 tourist guide to the Bavarian town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber
.Now,what does this have to do with Japan or anime,you may ask?Quite a bit:The fictional town of Mühlenberg in Chicchana Yukitsukai Sugar
was patterned after this one time imperial free city
My take on the ongoing immigrant controversy:As recently as 2 decades ago,no one cared.Now,it seems that our "elected" Congress has been infiltrated by neo-conservative homophobes.I'm more than certain that the Mexican government has not supported terrorism and doesn't currently do so either;and I don't blame them for wanting to reform their drug laws.Not only are two of my bosses Hispanic(yes,one is an immigrant),but also the particular location where I work
draws a sizable Hispanic customer base.I've even patronized Hispanic food shops(mainly to get my Mexican Coke fix).In my eyes,most immigrants(regardless of country of origin)are not terrorists.Now,some fundimentalist(extreme)conservatives want to criminalize immigration to the States(yet they approved funding for our second border-to-border interstate
).Just one of many reasons that I've never liked the Republican Party...
Back to Japan-related matters,happy 39th birthday to
Relena Darlian/Peacecraft Mitsuru Tsuwabaki Shin-chan Kohaku
Akiko Yajima;and since it's already tomorrow(the 5th)in Japan,happy to both
Ascot Dilandau Nabiki Tendou Conan Edogawa Kiki
Minami Takayama a.k.a. Mrs.Goshou Aoyama(who turns 42) and Takehito Koyasu(who turns 39 and is in just about every other anime which is too many to mention in a single post)...