Slices of Japanese business, politics and life
from Left field:
Until the All Blacks and Wallabies came to town.
I was less happy at being winded by All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and having the bones in my right hand crushed by Jonah Lomu when I interviewed him ahead of his comeback to the game later this month.
McCaw believed he had "rumbled" me when I asked about his blocked nose after a news conference.