Hamish Downie’s News Sushi # 138: Morsels of News From Japan and Beyond

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Editor Note:It is Friday and that means it is time for the World Famous, soon to be Intergalactic Famous, News Sushi from our very own, Hamish Downie. Hamish brings us a decidedly different slant on Pop Culture as viewed through the lens of a non-native living in Japan.

Thank you (ありがとうございました) Hamish, for your insights.

こんにちは!Which means “Hello”!

Happy Holidays everyone! By the time you’ve read this, I will have already celebrated Christmas a little early with my partner. This year we are having Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes – a real treat!

Christmas Weekend is upon us, but in Japan, people are already starting to think of Oshogatsu, the New Year Holiday.

The Year of the Rabbit. I don’t know what that means, I just hope that it’s a good one.

Rabbit Soup. My partner gave me one of these snack-like savoury treats that turn into soup before, but it took me a while before I tried it as I didn’t believe that something that looked like a biscuit would turn into soup, but I was wrong, and it was delicious.

Annual Capybara Hot Spring with Yuzu. Zoos across Japan compete to see which Capybara enjoys the hot springs for the longest.

If you are still struggling to know what to give that special Lesbian in your life, how about supporting this great independent and Lesbian-run streaming service?

Feel too festive and would like some HORROR? Holly has you sorted with “The Cat”:

And would you know it, two of my twitter buddies released short horror films and the second one is called… you guessed it… “The Dog”!

Finally, here’s the classic Christmas Horror, starring Jordan Ladd (yes, Alan Ladd’s Granddaughter), and Adam J Yeend!

Finally, my final video of the year, “What if I were Kathy Griffin’s Manager in 2023”, which I made very recently after work.


Happy Holidays!


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