i. Bobby Fischer (who is held up in a Japanese jail pending extradition hearings) has made an intriguing public relations move: he let it be known that he is starting to hate Japan. Whether this will work, and whether Japan will allow him to leave for Iceland, which has offered him save haven, rather than deporting him to America, remains to be seen. It is, though, an intriguing reminder of cultural differences: obviously, this strategy would be a miserable failure in America.
ii. Intriguing story.
iii. This is just sad.