Today is Japan’s “White Day.” Since only women give gifts on February 14—Valentine’s Day in Japan, Japanese men are supposed to (but generally forget to) give a reciprocal Valentine gift today. One “traditional” white Japanese gift possibility could be…
Goofy Google Translate:
Here’s a great way to reciprocate a Valentine’s chocolate! In return for a Valentine’s chocolate give this on March 14, White Day.
Let’s give a big thank you to your sweetheart for her Valentine’s chocolate with these “Insect Sweets” from the Komatsuya Store in Yokote, Akita prefecture. Your White Day girl should cry and be pleased.
Q: So, why is there even a need for “The Party to Protect the Public from NHK public television”? There’s no such thing a Party to Protect the Public from the BBC or PBS, is there?
A: NHK bill collectors are door-to-door visits extortionists* who unfairly collect (30 to 50% people don’t pay) exorbitant fees for increasingly biased political propaganda since the political appointment of Katsuto Momii, the loonier-than-Trump new Director-General of NHK.
The problem is, in Japanese green and blue are both referred to as Ao/信. Therefore in Japanese traffic lights are called a Ao shingo/青信号, which literally translates to “Blue Signal.”
Consequently, there is a confusion especially in older parking garages in the proper color of green lights as shown just above and below.
Since most street traffic lights in Japan have been replaced with LEDs in the past five years, most green lights—but not all—now conform to the international green standard.
Refer to The Japan Times of 2013/02/25: The Japanese traffic light blues: Stop on red, go on what?
Previous reports of Japan’s traffic signals include: