Would you trust this man to be YOUR justice minister?

Japanese Justice Minister claims to know of “a friend of a friend” who’s associated with Al-Qaeda and who entered Japan on a false passport, and therefore it’s necessary to fingerprint all foreigners. If it’s true, there’s the obvious security implication of having your Justice Minister associate himself with Al-Qaeda personnel. If it’s false (more likely) then a senior politician is publicly using some poorly-conceived lie to justify a policy. Which is it, Mr. Hatoyama?

Travel pics

I’ve added another photo album to my Facebook account as each album can only contain 60 photos. To see the newest pics click here.

Travel blog

Well, I thought I’d have more time to write a sort of “travel diary”, but my days are pretty packed here in China so I’ve decided to keep most of it for later.

Pictures of my trip so far (I add pictures more or less regularly, as the internet connection here is rather unsteady) can be seen at Facebook.