my-tokyo-gas1In the 1980s, Tokyo Gas slapped the slogan on the side of thousands of their company’s trucks proclaiming, MY CITY–MY GAS®” (マイシティ—マイガス)

paccho-farting-5kb Now the company’s slogan is just myTOKYOGAS® and has a blue flame farting bear, Paccho-kun.
That’s a BIG improvement, right?

It’s true GAS LOVE (3Yen / 2018-09-02), isn’t it?



Japanese enema mascot sayeth: ‘No, no, no.’

enema mascot sayeth, No, no, no
Just say “No” to pink poo.

Pink poo is typically caused by undigested dyes and additives — such as with Oreo Peeps, it’s the food dye called FD&C Red Number 3.

Neck underwear

Ok, ok, the-rest-of-the-story is that Kubi no shitagi (首の下着) directly translates as “neck underwear,” which is one of the last-gasp marketing attempts of the nearly dead towel industry of Japan.

The Oo brand is a bit more ‘creative’ in their efforts (


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gas love logo

* A top page
* A living “with gas” navigator having gas
* Buttocks navigator of the gas

2. Event & campaign information
5. A commercial gallery

Click on “PLAY” (18sec. / WMV) gas-song player

Alternatively, listen to the MP3 (18 sec / 492 KB)

And how can anybody forget the (in)famous Tokyo ad campaign: MY CITY — MY GAS® (3Yen / 2008-09-24)
my city my gas

TURBO MAX butt blaster

Japanese squirting toilets have never been more exciting than the new TURBO MAX butt blaster of “Shower Toilet K series Extra” from INAX (Lixil Corp.).


このウォシュレット、TURBO MAXを一度は体感しろという煽り感が凄い — sureare/島徹 (@sureare) August 24, 2018


A few of our many previous reports of Japanese Washets include:



Tepco’s mascot makeover

Remember Japan’s Fukushima nuke disaster of 3/11?
Well, its back with a mascot makeover (nearly as good as Fukuppy™ →).

In late July for the first time since 2011, Tepco resumed its Fukushima nuke charm offensive with television and billboard advertising featuring a radioactive rabbit mascot with electrical bolt whiskers called Tepcon/テプコン.

Extreme makeover: Tepco attempts image overhaul at Fukushima nuclear plant
The Japan Times | Aug. 8, 2018
Call it an extreme makeover: In Fukushima, officials are attempting what might seem impossible, an image overhaul of the site of the worst nuclear meltdown in decades
The charm offensive extends…with Tepco in July resuming television and billboard adverts for the first time since 2011, featuring a rabbit mascot with electrical bolt whiskers called Tepcon




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Tokyo today…TAXI DAY!

Tokyo Taxi Association’s
“TAKKUN” mascot ⬇


Yes, today is TAXI DAY.
Way, way back on August 5, 1919, Japan’s first taxis started operation in Tokyo. The taxi company, Jidosha Kabushikigaisha began with six cars operating from where Yurakucho Mullion is located in present-day Ginza in downtown Tokyo.

Previously we have covered the Japanese taxi scene including:


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‘Wacky’ Japan ads


Wacky spelled Waki—well actually Wakinoshita—means ‘armpit’ in Japanese. The WAKINO Ad Company (AXILLARY Ad Company) is trolling for our attention with these armpit ads according to
This Japanese Company Believes That Renting Space on Armpits Is the Next Great Ad Frontier

 wakino ad company logo


Torture Tech — newest idea for Japanese workers

That’s cold: Japan tech blasts snoozing workers with AC / AFP | July 26, 2018
Japanese office workers hoping to nod off on the job may need to sleep with one eye open thanks to a new system that can detect snoozers and blast them with cold air.
Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin and electronics giant NEC said Thursday they have begun trialling the system, which monitors the movement of the employee’s eyelids with a camera attached to a computer.


All I can say is, "fcuking good luck with that."
When I worked at Hitachi, a good 20 percent of the workforce was sound asleep at their desks after lunch 1:45pm.
And, I would gladly pretend to sleep to set the office’s air conditioner thermostat lower 28°C (82°F), which the tech guideline the government has set for torturing employees.

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Goofy umbrellas for Japan’s rainy season

With all the umbrellas fun in yesterday’s post, Rain

Here’s an umbrella is designed to be rolled alongside you, like a suitcase, which provides a fun alternative to the ordinary method, which involves carrying the annoying thing around with you

via New “rolling” umbrella with wheels lets you take it for a stroll on rainy days | RocketNews24


Our previous dorky descriptions of Japanese umbrellas include: