Thursday, July 28, 2005

Japan's Shooting Star

Fireworks aiming straight at heaven
Temporary towers soar
Til there are no stars shining up in heaven
Til there are no stars anymore

Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish?
When the little sensation gets in your way
--Tragically Hip

Is Japan proud of and excited about its astronaut, Soichi Noguchi?

Maybe just a little bit.
Home town thrilled as Noguchi takes off on flight of Discovery

CHIGASAKI, Kanagawa -- Drums thundered and hundreds of hometown well-wishers roared with joy as Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi blasted off aboard the U.S. Space Shuttle Discovery.

Congrats Japan, and gambatte Soichi-san!
Speaking of all things Japanese, why is ramen available in the heavens, but not Canada?

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