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Boris Johnson’s diary: Amid the China hype, remember Japan

This place was the future once, too. In many ways it still is

24 October 2015

9:00 AM

24 October 2015

9:00 AM

Frankly I don’t know why the British media made such a big fat fuss last week when I accidentally flattened a ten-year-old Japanese rugby player called Toki. He got to his feet. He smiled. Everyone applauded. That’s rugby, isn’t it? You get knocked down, you get up again. And yet I have to admit that I offered a silent prayer of thanks that I didn’t actually hurt the little guy.

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