If you want to listen to an MP3 of the BBC interview about Paris and the repatriated Japanese tourists, I’ve uploaded it here. iTunes didn’t get along with the file, but my RealPlayer loves it. I thought this was extra nice of the producer, who mentioned I should let her know if something else comes along I’d like to chat about on the show. She’s absolutely the peaches.

Anyway, I’m going to burn it to disk and send to the parents. They’ll be ever so thrilled when it arrives, and that’s a very nice thing, indeed.

The Frenchman says there is a person at the Japanese embassy here in Paris who has for some time been dedicated to just this problem. Scary, eh?

I’ve written just over 1000 words today in five hours. Egads.