News summary

28 May

A few items that were in the news recently:

  • Takamiyama, the first foreign sumo wrestler in Japan (he was Hawaiian (he’s become a naturalized Japanese years ago, though)), will retire this June.He’s already retired from wrestling about 25 years ago, but he has his own sumo stable (a training ring and dormitory for a group of wrestlers) and he will turn 65 years old this June, so he’s planning to completely retire from sumo next month.
  • 自由の女神像 (The Statue Of Liberty) in New York City had been off-limits to tourists since the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks…but it has recently been reopened and now tourists can go all the way to the top again for the first time in nearly eight years.
  • North Korea tested nuclear weapons on last Monday and Tuesday. As a result, the Peace Clock in 広島 (Hiroshima, Japan) that counts the number of days that there has been no nuclear testing in the world had to be reset back to “00001”.

peace-clock

  • A police officer in France was arrested after he cut of the genitals of his cheating wife’s boyfriend with a box-cutter knife.
  • A woman was caught shoplifting from a Wal-Mart store in America and in an attempt to escape, she threw her infant child at the store’s security guards. Almost killing the baby.
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4 Responses to “News summary”

  1. cuteandcurls May 29, 2009 at 11:26 pm #

    So France has her male version of Loreena Bobbitt eh .. shame on North Korea for that nuclear weapon launch ..absolutely shameful!

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    • tokyo5 May 29, 2009 at 11:31 pm #

      Yeah, it reminded me of John Wayne Bobbitt too.

      And there are too many insane governments in the world! There should be no more nuclear weapons at all.

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  2. gigihawaii May 28, 2009 at 3:28 am #

    My God! Too much info!

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    • tokyo5 May 28, 2009 at 10:13 am #

      Today’s blog entry is like a mini-newspaper! 😉

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