Japan’s new ‘ISU-1 Grand Prix’—the Office Chair Endurance Race

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NHK W0RLD engrish | May 10, 2014
Twenty-seven teams took part in an office chair race in Naruto City in Tokushima Pref.The race saw three members of each [of the] teams taking turns to ride an office chair around a 150meter trackThe team that went around the course the most times in the length of two hours won the eventmore

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Notice how in the news video that the local mascot, “Uzushio-kun” (Whirlpool the Kid), just has to horn-in on the endurance race action even though he is famous for going nowhere fast in tight circles.
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うずしおくん — Uzushio-kun

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2 thoughts on “Japan’s new ‘ISU-1 Grand Prix’—the Office Chair Endurance Race”

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    whirlpool-kun
    うずしおくん — Uzushio-kun (Whirlpool the Kid) is the mascot of Naruto City in Tokushima Prefecture whose world’s longest suspension bridge (Wiki) spans huge whirlpools of the Tokushima Straight*.
    Details: Japan-guide.com

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