As far as I’m concerned, the parallel-world electricians, Maywa Denki , is the only Japanese “music group” worth seeing in concert. And now they have released their conceptual art making toy “Knocky”…
In rapidly aging Japan, being dead should be a big business but there are a lot of “buts”…
Grave times for Japan tombstone trade Reuters / September 14, 2014
…The number of deaths each year is expected to increase by 30 percent over the next quarter century.
But more Japanese are choosing to have their ashes scattered at sea or planted under a tree, as these options are cheaper than a gravestone, which is usually the last big splurge for many people at a time of intense caution over the economy.
About 40 per cent of Japanese already have a spot waiting in an ancestral grave, a survey by a tombstone industry group shows, limiting the scope for potential sales.
At the same time, a fifth or more of Japanese would consider alternative, natural burials. Price is one concern.
But for older people, another, larger concern is that with few or no descendants to visit their graves…more...
Japan’s own invention (Wiki)—Instant death in a cup— is finally attracting attention the love it deserves for its extruded soft wheat flour with no vitamins or other nutritional value, laden with MSG, deep fried in saturated-fat palm oil to maintain its spirochete shape and served in a broth choked with salt, lard and preservatives—OISHI(YUM)!
Instant noodles: Heart disease in a cup? lohud.com 2014/08/21
…The study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, found that eating instant noodles two or more times a week was associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, a disorder that can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes …
…Mary Gocke, director of nutrition at the Blum Center for Health in Rye Brook.
The preservatives in most containers of instant noodles — combined with their packaging, usually in styrofoam cups — creates a “perfect storm” that can have a serious impact on the body, says Gocke, a registered dietitian. “Besides being carcinogens, they’re neurotoxic, and on top of that they’re endocrine disruptors” … ...more...
Other 3Yen reports of deadly Japanese ramen include:
An important thing to notice is that when its available, electric charging is free at parking lots in Kanto/the Greater Tokyo Area. It just to much hassle to meter the electricity delivered and add that tiny cost to already substantial parking fees in Tokyo.
With judicious planning—there’s an app for that—a person with a plug-compatible electric car could avoid ever having to buy “fuel.”
For example, my local IKEA and my ward office offer free charging stations in their parking lots as do most of the larger expressway rest stops. Refer to the charging station information at: ev.gogo.gs
When I buy a new car, it would be stupid not buy a full EV/Electric Vehicle since I could charge up an EV with my carport’s rooftop solar cells—ZERO “fuel” costs, W0ot!
*Good luck with building anything on time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The average age of a Japanese construction worker is well over 40 years old† and a third of the workforce is over age 55 with many of them are expected to retire soon‡. And of course, foreign labor is out of the question for pure Japan.
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*Tokyo is starting to suffer from severe labor shortages in the construction industry because everyone is over 60 years old. The upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics may fall apart because there is nobody young enough to build the new sports venues. Refer to:
Japanese firms near crisis point as labor shortage deepens
Germany’s High-End Teddy Bear Maker Tackles Godzilla Japan Real Time – Wall Street Journal | July 28, 2014
Germany-based teddy bear maker Margarete Steiff GmbH began taking orders for a limited edition of stuffed Godzilla dolls to celebrate the 60th year …the stuffed doll still carries a hefty price tag of 51,300 yen ($503 USD)...more...
Steiff’s Japan website, advises that families with children should keep the doll under adult supervision… made of mohair fabric. Fangs will be made of felt cloth.
For the past few days, the newswires have been in a tither about Japan’s “REAL G Next Project“—Japan’s plans build a real moving GUNDAN by the year 2019.
The moving GUNDAM will be ready just in time to protect against the foreign hoards coming for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
GUNDAM GLOBAL CHALLENGE gundam-challenge.com
Press Release of July 8, 2014
Take up the challenge of the ultimate dream and make the full-scale GUNDAM move…