東京の紅葉と誤解を招く新聞の記事 Autumn in Tokyo and misleading articles in a newspaper

日本の紅葉は韓国より非常に遅いですね。一年に素晴らしい紅葉を二度も見ることが出来て本当に嬉しいです。東京の都ホテルから写った紅葉の写真を見て下さい!

昨日は友人のGwenさんと広尾プラザの前(サンタの7人の小人)で待ち合わせ・・・

Gwenさんとは5月からのお付き合いです。Minさんから紹介をして頂きました。親しくなってから私たちの両親は昔からのお知り合いだったことに気がつきました。沖縄料理を食べながら懐かしい話をしました。Gwenさんはフィナンシャル・タイムズの編集長です。食事をしながら新聞を読ませて頂き怒りを抑え辛い記事を見ました。外国記者は何の下調べをせずにパチンコ経営者は皆ヤクザだと・・・・Gwenさんが「あなたがインサイダーだから抗議文を聞きなさいよ!」と仰いで下さったので今朝から大忙しい!説得的に伝えたいことは250ワード以内がキツイですが何とか出来ました。。証拠も調査もなく世界の読者にそのような出鱈目を平気で書く神経は差別の存続とニュースの売上の上昇につなぐだけです!!投稿して下さると嬉しいです・・・

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Autumn comes later to Japan than Korea. It feels like I have been treated to an exotic dessert twice in the one year. I hope you enjoy the picture I took from the coffee lounge at the Miyako Hotel in Tokyo?

Yesterday it was a real treat to meet up with my friend Gwen for Okinawan food in Hiroo ( we met up in front of the 7 dwarves….not hard to miss!). Gwen and I were introduced to each other this year through Min, only to find that both our parents have known each other for years! The world is small! As we ate I came across a frustrating article equating Pachinko with the Yakuza in the Financial Times. Gwen is the Tokyo editor of the Financial Times and she immediately suggested I write a letter in protest. So, I have been the busy beaver this morning trying to squeeze in something of persuasive substance into 250 words to send off by Wednesday. It never stops to amaze me how people with no background research can make such damming comments regarding Pachinko entrepreneurs . The bottom line is that notions like this feed prejudice and they sell news so no one feels the need to do any background research no matter what the damage is.

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