posted Jun 27, 2020, 9:03 PM by Lorna Shapiro
I have a new story and a video for you.
FIFA women’s world cup soccer is on, as you all know. Vic, Naoko and I were watching the Japan vs. Netherlands game one evening. At one point, a Japanese player kicked the ball to another Japanese player in front of the net but the kick was ruled offside (only because it was:/)). Play was stopped and the ball handed over to the Netherlands team. The camera panned to the Japanese coach who winced noticeably He’s angry, said Naoko. Oh, I queried, was that anger? Yes! she said… he’s very angry. I pointed out that that is definitely not the way western coaches do anger, and that it was a good thing she was there to interpret for me or I might have missed it :-).
My sister sent me this link to a YouTube video about the cleaners attending to the Shinkansen (bullet train) at Tokyo station. I hope you enjoy this short video as much as I did…