Ah, summer. It’s come to Japan with a vengeance, although it’s still a month off according to the calendar. The temperature isn’t all that high, but the humidity is through the roof. We officially activated our office air condition — thank god for the gifts of the 20th century.
Every year, the Japanese news reports on which Japanese pay the most income taxes (and thus, had the highest income). The famous Japanese music producer Tetsuya Komuro (who has discover/created such Japanese musicians as Amuro Namie, TRF and Kahala Tomomi — his many musical creations are known collectivel as the “Komuro Family” here in Japan) is in the #4 of all Japanese, paying roughly US$8 million in taxes. He was #10 last year, so he’s doing well. The top-paying actor/entertainer was Taka from Tunnels, who plays the Japanese baseball player in the Major League Baseball movies (the guy who shouts “You have no marbles!”).
Lots of nice new items on the list for you tonight, including new issues of Dela Beppin, Bejeans, Video Boy and Best Video. These magazines have great photographs and excellent quality (and some have Andoh Aya), so check out the new offerings — thanks!