Damned Timezones! I've Been Had

There is a serious hazard to writing about Asia from the United States. You can get confused about a great many things, not least the date and time. And for the wise American Asia watcher, April Fool’s Day is a two-day holiday, beginning on March 31 when Asian media start pulling our legs.

Hachiko has not been stolen, as I previously reported. He is safe and sound in Shibuya. Well done, Japan Times. (And pretty nice Photoshopping.)


At least I’m not the only one who’s fallen for it. And Japundit’s people are usually actually in Japan. :-p






2 responses to “Damned Timezones! I've Been Had”

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  2. Cody Avatar

    Good morning, Happy Fool’s Day!

    Two beggars are sitting on a park bench in Ireland. One is holding a cross and one a Star of David.
    Both are holding hats to collect contributions. People walk by, lift their noses at the man with the Star of David and drop money in the hat held by the man with the cross. Soon the hat of the man with the cross is filled and the hat of the man with the Star of David is empty.
    A priest watches and then approaches the men. He turns to the man with the Star of David and says, “Young man. Don’t you realize that this is a Christian country? You’ll never get any contributions in this country holding a Star of David.”
    The man with the Star of David turns to the man with the cross and says, “Moishe, look who’s trying to teach us Marketing!!”

    Happy April Fool’s Day!

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