A week of Tokyo

Going out of Singapore again! And this time to Japan. This coming week I’ll be spending most of my time in Tokyo and probably doing some sightseeing. I haven’t got a concrete plan but I’m sure I’ll get by fine.

See you guys a week later.

Visiting Japan

I’m doing a bit of visiting at Tokyo, Japan next week: May 13 to May 18.

I don’t have my itinerary fixed yet, would love to see the startup and software development scene if it’s possible. I do user interfaces (UI) development in Singapore.

My first day would be spend going to¬†Tsukiji. It should be fun. I’m already excited.

If you do know anyone there that I can meet up with, buzz me!

Japan lost track of their old folks

Japan lost track of some 230,000 centenarians (over 100 years of age).

More than 230,000 Japanese centenarians ‘missing’

More than 230,000 elderly people in Japan who are listed as being aged 100 or over are unaccounted for, officials said following a nationwide inquiry.

Officials have found that hundreds of the missing would be at least 150 years old if still alive.

The inquiry followed the discovery of the mummified remains of Sogen Kato, who was thought to be the oldest man in Tokyo.

However, when officials went to congratulate him on his 111th birthday, they found his 30-year-old remains, raising concerns that the welfare system is being exploited by dishonest relatives.

Reports said he had received about 9.5m yen ($109,000; ¬£70,000) in pension payments since his wife’s death six years ago, and some of the money had been withdrawn. (Source: BBC)

Arrested: 52 year old impersonates son in exam

This is pretty funny. A 52 year old impersonating his son in an examination. He was caught.

Dad impersonating son in exam arrested

TOKYO, Japan (CNN) — A 54-year-old Japanese father was arrested after he tried to help his son pass an exam by impersonating the young man and taking the test for him, police said Thursday.

The father, who was not named, put on glasses and straightened his hair to look more like the picture on his son’s identity card, said Masaaki Nakamori, a police official in the Nara prefecture in western Japan.

But as he took the test while trying to make sure the examiners didn’t get a good look at him, one official noticed that the man looked much older than the picture on the card, Nakamori said.

Police expect to charge the man with forging official documents. (Source: CNN)

Weird.