Japan’s new salarymen…’WALLMONKEYS’

The new Japanese salaryman (3Yen / 2009-08-07) is now called a Wallmonkey
Wall-Monkey_low-rez

This is a good way for the hordes of restructured (3Yen / 2005-01-25) salarymen to be more at ease at home alone after forced early retirement (3Yen / 2006-11-14)—Amazon’s product description says that you:

can transform your lonely walls…with freshly printed Wallmonkeys vinyl decals

 


tokyonama-logoshopTokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

Doll-ing in Japan

Youtuber “millna” has what she calls a DOLL HOUSE where: “I want to serve you people as a doll figure!” (ということでドール姿でみなさんを接客したい!—millna @mi_te_yo)

According to Reuters, this self-proclaimed “virtual doll” has taken it to a new level by creating a body suit that looks like a doll and lets you move like a human″″

While the Reuters is totally off-base by calling this offshoot of “dolling” (3Yen / 2013-08-29) the “latest trend” in fashion modeling in Japan. Kigurumi/”dollers” (3Yen / 2015-03-06) have long been a tiny-but-dank subculture in Japan.

 




Squid named ‘Happy’


Squid have two arms and eight tentacles.
So.. “Happy,” the eleven-tentacled squid, is aptly named.
Happy’s 11th appendage is an example a squid penile elongation, which has been observed to be as long as the mantle, head, and arms combined.

 
Our previous squid tentacled reports include:

 



‘Suma-Ho’ walking

The Japanese term ‘Suma-Ho’ is a mangling of English’s “smart phone”:
suma[ato] = ‘smart’ + [tere]Ho[n] = ‘telephone’.
That is, this poster warns of dangers of “Smart Ho” walking, lol.

sumaho-walkingrob-goss 

Rob Goss @RobGossWriter

—High-quality poster on the Toho Line. Though maybe it worked…I’m not posting this while walking. #sapporo

dameyo man This seems to be the first “live-action” appearance of “Dameyo Man”—the manga mascot of the Sapporo Transportation bureau—His head reads: ST    ダ    メ   ヨ.
In my mind, I love to half-ass mistranslate the Japanese Dameyo Man” as ‘Damn-It Man’ lol. Actually, Dameyo (ダメヨ~!!) is better translated as “That’s no good!” or “You can’t do that!”
 
Our previous reports of Smart Ho” walking include:

 


tokyonama-texitle-logo-2Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

Japan’s new tourism slogan

In preparation for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo…

Japan’s new tourism
slogan …
japan-new-tourism-slogan

 
Explanation of the above tourism problems in Japan:

1.) Free public WiFi in Japan is rare/annoyingly-spotty/nonexistent and using it always requires pre-registration using an internet connection. That is, you have to have WiFi to get WiFi, grrr.
2.) Credit cards are not accepted at more than 50% of the eating and drinking establishments in Japan as well as most small stores in Japan. In addition, {evil}foreign credit cards are often rejected by Japanese credit card processing systems (especially debit cards).

___________
Our other reports on tourism and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics include:

 



 


Tokyo: 2018 or 1968?

 

Near Oshiage Station*. 1968 or 2018?
lowerider-tokyoDave-Southgate @DaveSouthgate7

 

 
It’s 2018.
Those tiny 5.20 tires with pin-thin whitewalls didn’t become a thing until the 1980s in the Lowrider community. In 1968, a lowrider would have fat whitewalls mounted on five-spoke Cragars or Astro Supreme rims.

1968 cadillac coupe de deville
My 1968 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Hello Kitty edition

 
Our previous reports of Tokyo lowriders (Wikipedia) include:

 



 


Doraemon’s new job

The Tokyo Metro hired Japan’s most loved* manga and anime character, Doraemon, to be the mascot of their multilingual website called susuMetro!.”

susumetro_toujou-hole

The name susuMetro! (すすめメトロ!) plays on word — “susumeru” meaning to “continue” or “move forward” and Metro.


 
*
Declared most Japan’s No. 1 character by a recent survey of Japan’s netizens (soranews24.com | 2018/02/01).

_______

Our previous reports of dorky Doraemon’s jobs include:

 



Japan #RESISTANCE

 



 


Perfect summer dress for Tokyo

Here’s a perfect summer “dress” for Tokyo’s torrid summer—a seemingly endless five months of more than 30°C (86°F) heat and 90% humidity, arg.

Also, this was on the Japanese news…

swimsuits

“女子陸上のユニフォーム ヤバくないすか?>#何故このデザインにしたのか”@INUIROCKET
“Women’s athletics uniforms, aren’t they?” #WhyDidYouDesignThis

 

Our previous reports of Japanese swim dressing include:

 



 


Kinky Police

kinki-region
The Kinky (sic) Police administer the Kinki region—the southern-central area of Japan’s main island containing the major cities of Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto.

Kinki police staffer flashed woman
Tokyo Reporter | 2018/Apr/25
Osaka Prefectural Police revealed on Tuesday that a 47-year-old staff member with the National Police Agency was sent to prosecutors for exposing himself to a woman last year

 

Previous Kinki reports on the 3Yen include: