Het leuke aan de Tamagawa is dat er zeer goede fietspaden aangelegd zijn van Kamoi tot Tsurumi. Goed voor tientallen kilometers aangenaam fietsen.
* De route
* Enkele foto's in Flickr (of met kaartje in Picasa)
Achikochi: [pron] here and there, many places
A life in Japan
The poor man looked like a puppet and the fact that he was clearly an intelligent, talented politician made the whole experience feel that much more depressingJapan's political revolving door (BBC News 2008/9/27)
"Can a candidate with no political experience and no charisma win an election? Perhaps – if he is backed by the political giant, Prime Minister Koizumi and his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In the fall of 2005, 40-year-old, self-employed Kazuhiko “Yama-san” Yamauchi’s peaceful, humdrum life was turned upside-down when Koizumi’s LDP party chose him at the last moment as its official candidate to run for a vacant seat on the Kawasaki City Council. With zero experience in politics, no charisma, no supporters, and no constituency, Yama-San has one week to prepare for an election critical to the future of the LDP. Adhering to the campaign tactic of “bowing to everybody, even to telephone poles,” Yama-san visits local festivals, senior gatherings, commuter train stations, and even bus stops to offer his hand to everyone he sees. Can he win this heated race? Campaign! The Kawasaki Candidate offers up a microcosm of Japanese democracy."