Here’s GOMIzilla, Godzilla’s little-known, blue-collar cousin from Tokyo.
GOMI (ゴミ) means garbage in Japanese.
Quirky heap at a construction site. #Naha #Okinawa #Japan
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Our previous reports about gomi or Godzilla include:
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Proof Of Ancient Mars Civilization Link To Japanese Culture Discovered On Google Maps
inquisitr.com Sept. 18, 2016
…identical ancient structures on the planet Mars and Japan (Earth) that prove a historical link between Japanese and Martian civilizations. The discovery…proves that Mars aliens may have migrated to Earth and contributed to the development of Japanese civilization…The structure…is identical with the Japanese megalithic tombs or tumuli called Kofun that gave their name to the Kofun era (250-538 A.D.) of Japanese history…more…
In addition to the above “proof” there are the numerous mysterious “dogu”—the clay figures that representing ancient astronauts of Japan. ↓ (wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogū#Pseudoarchaeology)
Also check out our previous reports of real aliens in Japan including:
New Ukiyo-e train etiquette posters for Seibu trains targeting foreigners?
giga-goofy Google Translate of trafficnews.jp | 2016-Sept-15
Seibu Railways has started a new “manners up” (マナーアップ) promotion with the slogan, “Train in the junk stands astride” (電車内迷惑図絵), ha, ha.
Debuting on September 15, 2016, these train etiquette posters have a motif of traditional ukiyo‑e prints, and they are aimed at interesting foreigners in their message.
The posters have illustrations of the Edo Era (1603 to 1868) of people causing a space problem on a modern train car and include an English admonishment, “Please let others sit comfortably” …more...
Also check out our previous reports about train “man-spreading” manners as well as our other posts on ukiyo‑e prints:
To learn more about traditional Japanese ukiyo-e prints, refer to:
Asahikawa Prison completed — all private rooms
goofy Google Translate of Hokkaido Shimbun Press
2016/Sept/10— Rebuilding of the aging facility of Asahikawa Prison, which has been underway since 2011, has been finished. With the health of its increasing number elderly inmates in mind, all cells are now private rooms.
With a capacity of 500 inmates, the rebuilt prison building is three floors of reinforced concrete with a total area of 31,535 square meters (339,440 sqft). Each private cell is about seven square meters (75 sqft) and has a bed, desk, chair, TV, sink and toilet. Rather than traditional tatami mats and futon, all the cells have beds to reduce the burden to the older inmate population, whose average age has been increasing dramatically in recent years.
Asahikawa Prison is best known for its fun(?) prison mascot, Katakkuri-chan, as we reported in:
←A new cute mascot for a Japanese prison (3Yen / 2013-09-10)
For the rest-of-the-story of this luxury hotel prison (it’s really more like nursing home for elderly criminals) refer to:
New Japanese prison is better than typical Japanese living conditions (3Yen / 2014-11-10)
Yep, Sewerage Day (下水道の日 is today—“9-10″—September 10th.
Sewerage Day even has a crap character mascot, “SuiSui” (スイスイ) kun.
Talk about a crappy job dressing up as sewer fish….
Goofy Google Translate of:
‘Dissemination activities of sewer‘
◆ Every year on September 10th, we have a “Sewer of a Day.”
Since 1961, The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has promoted a national sewer day on September 10. Various events by local governments who are sewer operators will hold a “Lively Sewer Festival” across the country.
Our previous sewage related reports include:
3 tons of fun —‘Rain begging’ dragon parade
Goofy Google Translate of nippon.com [2016.09.09]
The “Suneori Amagoi” rain blessing is a Shinto ritual against drought
With a big open red mouth, jagged teeth, golden eyes, the ryujin
/dragon… parade has a furry of poundinding drums and the heroic calls of conch shell trumpets that symbolizes the thunder and rai, A strange dragon/snake withe huge teeth and white beard wiggles its huge, 3 ton body slowly from the Shirahige shrine through town in the Tsurugashima Suneori district of Saitama Prefecture.
Details in English at: www.city.tsurugashima.lg.jp…
Previous reports wild matsuri/parades include:
Priyanka Yoshikawa is this year’s Miss Japan* for the Miss World contest—She is half Indian, which is remarkable in monocultural/monoracial Japan.
Miss World Japan 2016 Final Hot Picks Missosology.org
…No. 6. Priyanka Yoshikawa — This half-Indian stunner is our dark horse in the pageant.
*Note: The contests for "Miss World" and the "Miss Universe" are totally different. The Miss Universe Organization is owned by the shithead-of-the-universe, Donald Trump. Miss World is the oldest surviving beauty pageant and from the UK.
Our many previous Miss Japan reports include:
The big merger of FamilyMart and Uny convenience store chains (japantimes.com | 2016ept-01) making Japan’s second largest chain. It also has created a special kind of store:
A few of our many previous Japanese convenience store reports include:
Tongue in cheek, the new corporate track “suit” by ASICS is targeting Japan’s salaryman running their rodent race much like the old Regain energy drink TV commercial (see our Comments section).
Watch the rat-race suit in action in the fun ASICS TV commercial with English subtitles below.
A few of our other reports of sadsack salarymen include:
Rakuten, Japan’s biggest electronic commerce and Internet company1 has an ENDLESS [engrish] CHALLENGE™ with their Englishnization2 policy making all its employees conduct business in English.
1Refer to: wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakuten
2Refer to The Japan Times (2015-05-23): Rakuten forges ahead in English
3Refer to: wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Japan
Our previous engrish and Rakuten reports include: