Welcome to the Fujiya Hotel

http://www.fujiyahotel.jp/english/index.html


私は滞在の下で訪問者にあなたの助けを必要とする。


    I need your help to the visitor under stay.

    Thank you very much for using "Hotel Vill Fontaine" lately.
    About cleaning of the room, may I ask you to direct by the following method well.

    When cleaning up of the room is wished:
    Please hang the plate of "PLEASE MAKE UP MY ROOM" on the handle (passage side) of a door.

    When cleaning of the room is not wished:
    Please hang the plate of "DON’T DISTURB" on the handle (passage side) of a door.

    However, I will clean the room at least once on the health administration of a drawing room on the 3rd.

    Җ The above-mentioned plate is under a doorknob (drawing room side).
    Җ I will start cleaning of the room, when there is no indication with the above mentioned plate.
    Җ When it passes over the check-out time and cannot contact, there is a case where I am allowed to enter a room.

    In addition, though very selfish, I am allowed to carry out cleaning of the room under stay from 10:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. Since I am allowed to consider as exchange of a towel and fixtures henceforth only at the time of demand, I ask you to approve beforehand.

    Attention
    In addition, in this hotel, since there is a case where I am allowed to carry out the claim of cleaning cost or the repair cost when bedding and furniture are soiled tpoo much or it is damaged, I ask you to approve.

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Wandering by ~CelluloidHappiness on deviantART

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The black box economy – The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2008/01/27/the_black_box_economy?page=1

That something is the immense shadow economy of novel and poorly understood financial instruments created by hedge funds and investment banks over the past decade – a web of extraordinarily complex securities and wagers that has made the world’s financial system so opaque and entangled that even many experts confess that they no longer understand how it works.

Unlike the building blocks of the conventional economy – factories and firms, widgets and workers, stocks and bonds – these new financial arrangements are difficult to value, much less analyze. The money caught up in this web is now many times larger than the world’s gross domestic product, and much of it exists outside the purview of regulators.

Some of these new-generation investments have been in the news, such as the securities implicated in the mortgage crisis that is still shaking the housing market. Others, involving auto loans, credit card debt, and corporate debt, are lurking in the shadows.

The scale and complexity of these new investments means that they don’t just defy traditional economic rules, they may change the rules. So much of the world’s capital is now tied up in this shadow economy that the traditional tools for fixing an economic downturn – moves that have averted serious disasters in the recent past – may not work as expected.

    Of course some of us are still under the impression that we can control capital formation outside of a formal regulatory system. When has that ever worked?


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Dezeen & Blog Archive & Manned Cloud by Jean-Marie Massaud

http://www.dezeen.com/2008/01/10/manned-cloud-by-jean-marie-massaud

    Capacity: 40 passengers + 15 crew members
    Volume: 520.000 m3
    Dimensions: L 210m x W 82m x H 52 m
    First deck (500 m2) : Restaurant, lounge, library, fitness
    Second deck (600 m2) : 20 rooms, terraces, spa, bar
    Range : 5000 km / 72 h.
    Maximum speed: 170 km/h
    Cruising speed: 130 km/h

    But will humanity accept this pace? We all want to be counted among the indolent rent-seekers, but to achieve that these days requires the opposite attitude.
    -seb