Things that made my day this week
The soundtrack to my week was this three hour programme on the music of jazz musician Thelonius Monk
Only Japan could successfully leverage a much loved children’s TV and comic book character to try and reduce syphilis infections. It was interesting to hear that the creator of Sailor Moon was a pharmacist who saw the urgency and need. Quartz alludes to Shinjuku – the entertainment district being the epicentre. It has seen an increase in foreign sex tourism from other Asian markets driven by a larger middle class (cough, cough China).
Great short film by the Wall Street Journal about obsessive Japanese Hi-Fi buffs
A Uniqlo campaign is always something that I look forward to and Uniqlo Danpan is no exception
Interesting effort to move the discussion on around the Volkswagen brand from dieselgate