Monday, September 21, 2009


Sad news, Newscorp is closing the Far Eastern Economic Review. When my ship stopped in Sasebo I went to Tokyo a quarter century ago and went drinking with the BBC radio and FEER correspondents. My weekly copy was a joy to read. Just having it made me feel I was part of a special club. For the last several years it has been a Beijing based monthly that I did not follow but the Hong Kong based scrappy weekly with the yellow cover and the black name plate was the best.

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