Here in Japan, Toys Ain’t Us®, is still chugging along serving the screaming needs of bratty, I-want-I-want-I-want Japanese kids demanding immediate gratification (online sales doesn’t serve this need and thus brick-&-mortar still reigns supreme in Japan).
Toys R Us in talks to sell majority stake in Asia unit, including Japan business The Japan Times | 12 Apr 2018
…Toys R Us Asia Ltd., its parent, is in talks with …The Hong Kong-based joint venture with Fung Retailing Ltd. includes over 400 physical stores and eight online stores across Hong Kong, Japan, China, Macau, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand…more…
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.
Japan’s true engineering triumph—better than the bullet train—the almighty Washlet is spreading worldwide!
Pictograms on Japanese electric toilets approved as global standard The Japan Times | Feb 26, 2018 Pictograms on how to use Japanese electric toilets have been registered as a global standard in a step aimed at making such signs more familiar to the growing number of foreign tourists visiting the country. Six kinds of pictograms — showing instructions on which buttons to press...more…
Need to spray your crops? These guys have a DIORAMA!! WITH A #DRONE!! #tokyo
Ha, ha, I misread your “DIORAMA WITH A DRONE” for that crop-sprayer as a ‘DARUMA WITH A DRONE.’ wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma_doll
Damn, not having a Daruma Drone (達磨ドローン) was a real lost opportunity in the crop-sprayer’s design aesthetic.
Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo