Our Tokyo correspondent Anita Byrnes, who didn’t have to go to far to get there since she comes from Oz, does a superb job for us beating on her erstwhile employer Fujitsu Ltd for news and comment, attending the odd press conference, and scouring the Japanese language press for news, but the fact that she’s often translating back from Kata Kana stuff that started out in English or American can lead to the odd little problem: thus it was that the name of Cable & Wireless Plc’s chairman, Sir Eric Sharp, came back to us the other day as Eric Spark.
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