I don’t usually update twice in one day, but I had two neat things to relate. My apologies for any LJ spam or extra time outta your day, unless I shouldn’t apologize…
One, we should have Cable TV by the time I get home. This is good. This means I can partially assemble my apartment this weekend and do wrestling over here at my place again, AND we’ll have the Survivor Series PPV. One step closer to having some breathing room back in my life and getting out of the holding pattern. (See previous post for my rambling complaint about this.) I’ll be able to catch up on the week’s Dragonball Z too, since Cartoon Network airs a block of reruns on Saturdays. Kickass. I wonder if there’s new Reboot tonight?
Two, a VERY interesting (and very negative) article about how the police operate in Japan was posted to the FFML today. I put a copy at that link thar. It’s a great read and illustrates some key cultural differences and how they lead to police power. It’s probably pretty biased, but the sheer facts of the situation are scary, and the Amnesty International report isn’t very pleasant either.
It’s also good to note that according to this, I generally guessed right when handling Shin’s past and how the police would deal with it. It’d be a quiet, internal family matter that would embarass her family greatly if it was investigated; and her uncle was the CEO of a powerful corporation, and they’re untouchable. Her claims would be shrugged off, and her desire to talk about them in public considered horribly rude and disharmonious. Shin’s just way too idealistic and open to have an easy life in Japan, I’m afraid.