We always hope our life will go well, but sometimes it doesn't. It is my hope that, at the moment that I die, I will be able to think that,"You know, my life really wasn't so bad at all".
Bike is a good tool for improving the quality of my life.
On Friday, the British Broacasting Corporation ended its Portuguese Language broadcast to Africa. The BBC also ended its Serbian and Latin American services after more than seventy years of radio broadcasting. The Laitn American services will continue to be heard on the Internet. The BBC is closing five of its 32 languages services in an effort to save seventy four million dollars a year. Additonal cut is expected including ending radio program in Azeri, Mandarin-Chinese, Russian, Spanish to Cuba, Turkish, Vietnamese and Ukrainian.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Taliban in Afghanistan must reject violence and stop working with al-Qaida. She warned that failure to do so will make the Taliban the enemy of the international community. And she says the group can not survive military pressure from the United States. Secretary Clinton spoke in New York Friday about America's policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. She says the policy is to strengthen the governments and economies in each country, fight al-Qaida and Taliban militants, and work to end the war in Afghanistan. She says the United States supports Afghan-led process to make peace with Taliban activist who reject violence and accept the Afghan constitution.
In this season, many Sake brewers held an event called "Saka-Gura-Biraki"（酒蔵開き） that means a brewer opens its brewery to sell its newest Sake. I visited a Saka-Gura(Sake brewery) named "Mizokami Syuzou（溝上酒造）" to buy a bottle of this year's Sake. The brewery names it "Shibori-Tate Nama-Zake"（しぼりたて生酒）"(in my direct translation) Freshly squeezed, raw Sake ".
I enjoyed the Sake with "Kiritanpo-nabe"（きりたんぽ鍋） for dinner.
Taiwan has arrested an army general on charges of spying for China. Defense ministry officials say Major General Lo Hsien-che was arrested on January 25. He led the army's tele-communication's department. Officials say that he was reportedly hired by China when he was working in Thailand in 2004. The defense officials say he had limited contact with secret documents since he has returned to Taiwan in 2005. Some Taiwanese legislators want defense minister to resign because of the general's arrest. They say General Lo has brought shame to military.
台湾で、陸軍の幹部が中国のスパイ容疑で逮捕された。台湾の国防省によると、１月２５日に逮捕された羅賢哲少将は、情報システム部門の責任者で、２００５年タイに勤務していたときに中国から買収されたのことである。（I could not translate the underlined part into Japanese well. I might have not transcribed it correctly.) 数人の議員は、羅少将は陸軍の恥だと言って、彼の逮捕を受けて、国防大臣は辞めるべきだと言っている。
An American newspaper is reporting that computer criminals called "hackers", illegally entered the comptuer system of a stock exchange. The Walls Street Journal reported late Friday that the huckers broke into the Nasdaq system several times over the past year. The newspaper said it spoke with the people close to the case. It said the part of the system makes stock trade was not affected. One person said the activity was like someone entering a home illegally, but not stealing anything. The newspaper said that secret service and Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the incident.
Now, I can buy vegetables at a JR station near my house, but I can not find any clerks. So, it is called "Mujin Hanbai"（無人販売） that means people can buy goods without seeing a clerk. The seller is a farmer who lives in a town next to my town. All vegetables are sold at a same price, 100yen.
I have never bought vegetables at this store, but it is very interesting attempt, I think.
An employee of the American diplomatic office in Lahore, Pakistan appereared in court Thursday on murder charges. The appearance came the day after the man, an American, shot and killed two Pakistanis. He claims the killings were in self-defense. The judge ordered him held in jail for six days while the police continued the investigation. Police said the American was stopped at a traffic light when two men on a motorcycle shot at his vehicle. Officials said he fired a gun at the attackers and reported the incident to an American security team. The two men later died in a hospital. Pakistani's officials say the third Pakistani was killed when he was hit by the American diplomatic vehicle that had gone to the aid of the American employee. The incident has worsened the feelings against Americans in Pakistan. Friday, "the Nation" newspaper published a story that read "American Rambo Goes Beserk in Lahore".