BoobooMan—a mascot indicative of 2016 Japan

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Can you remember the Japanese WTF Goods (3Yen 2012-02-01)—the infamous mouth exerciser?

Well, our friends at “Mondo Mascots” found the perfect boyfriend for Miss Mouth on the left, BoobooMan!
    ) ゜o゜(

 
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Our previous “mouthy” reports include:

 



 


MUFO MUFO☆DOGS!!~

Akita Prefecture was so desperate to show the charms″ of their northern backwater of Japan they bought out their MOFU MOFU☆DOGS.

Actual lyrics…
♫~ I’ll be waiting for you at MOFU MOFU
full throttle…

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urbandictionary: mofu: How "mofo" should be said as it
is supposed to be short-form for mother fuckerr..

Our previous reports of Japanese promotions gone MOFO-mad include:

 




Most Majestic Minister-for-Life, Kumamon, welcomes all at the seat of power!!~

Taking a hint from the current populist wave of world “leaders” like Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte of The Philippines, Kumamoto Prefecture’s Most Majestic Minister-for-Life, Kumamon, welcomes all to take a seat at his desk at the Office of World Expansion, モン!!~

 
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(Above photo taken at: Kumamoto Sales Office, 8 Hancho-machi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, 860-0808 JAPAN)

 

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Our previous reports Most Majestic Minister-for-Life, Kumamon, include:

 



 

Best bear—better days

The ever adventurous mascot bear, Kumamon, discovers a Stargate to a better time—the booming Bubble Era* of the late 1980s when Japan was №1, モン☆ !!~

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A few of the our many reports of Stargate appearances in Japan include:

 



 

WE WANT YOU!

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A bit less boring and bellicose than Uncle Sam’s “I WANT YOU!” here is the recruiting poster I found in my Tokyo subway for Japan’s “I ☆ P’s” [sic] idols of the country’s ‘Self-Defense Forces’ who want you!

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goofy Google Translate of a Self-Defense Force recruiting site:
This is the new design for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces recruiting posters …. the refreshing image of the new design will bring a bright and positive frame of mind…in a fresh illustration such that wants to continue to challenge something. The new recruiting slogan will be, “The shining me!

 

 
The fearsome “I ☆ P’s” military recruiting characters pictured are:
i-shiining-p• Miss Lark of the Air Self-Defense Force dressed in air force blue.
• Miss Rose of the Maritime Self-Defense Force dressed in navy whites.
• Miss Plum of the Ground Self-Defense Force dressed army green.

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Our previous reports Japan’s Self-Defense Forces include:

 



 

Free luxury hotel in Hokkaido opens!

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Asahikawa Prison completed — all private rooms
goofy Google Translate of Hokkaido Shimbun Press
2016/Sept/10
Rebuilding of the aging facility of Asahikawa Prison, which has been underway since 2011, has been finished. With the health of its increasing number elderly inmates in mind, all cells are now private rooms.
With a capacity of 500 inmates, the rebuilt prison building is three floors of reinforced concrete with a total area of 31,535 square meters (339,440 sqft). Each private cell is about seven square meters (75 sqft) and has a bed, desk, chair, TV, sink and toilet. Rather than traditional tatami mats and futon, all the cells have beds to reduce the burden to the older inmate population, whose average age has been increasing dramatically in recent years.

 

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Asahikawa Prison is best known for its fun(?) prison mascot, Katakkuri-chan, as we reported in:
A new cute mascot for a Japanese prison (3Yen / 2013-09-10)

 
For the rest-of-the-story of this luxury hotel prison (it’s really more like nursing home for elderly criminals) refer to:
New Japanese prison is better than typical Japanese living conditions (3Yen / 2014-11-10)

 



 

Today is Japan’s ‘Sewerage Day’ ~w00t!!

Yep, Sewerage Day (下水道の日 is today—“9-10″—September 10th.
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Sewerage Day even has a crap character mascot, “SuiSui” (スイスイ) kun.
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Talk about a crappy job dressing up as sewer fish….
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sewer-kunGoofy Google Translate of:
Dissemination activities of sewer

◆ Every year on September 10th, we have a “Sewer of a Day.”
Since 1961, The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has promoted a national sewer day on September 10. Various events by local governments who are sewer operators will hold a “Lively Sewer Festival” across the country.
Continues...
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Our previous sewage related reports include:

 



 

Bearing the days

 
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Like Kumamon, this is my pattern every four days for the six month long Tokyo death-summer, grrr.

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Our previous krazy Kumamon reports include:

 



 

WE WANT YOU (to fight Godzilla)

This supposedly is a recruitment poster for the Japan’s Self-Defense Forces who are, Looking for people who can defeat Godzilla.

 
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I figured the above poster was just a Photoshop—But nope, it’s real. So, I helped Goji-chan make something more over-the-top.
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A few of our many previous reports of Godzilla include:

 

 



Alternative employment opportunities for Japanese mascots

 

JT | 2016Aug13: The Democratic Party is considering selecting its official yuru-kyara (mascot character) in September to coincide with the party’s leadership election, informed sources said. Aiming to give a boost to the main opposition party’s presidential poll, the party plans to hold a public online vote to pick the successor to Minshu-kun, the official mascot of the Democratic Party of Japanmore...

 

After more than seven years of faithful employment, the Democratic Party’s mascot “Minshu-kun” (民主くん) has been given abrupt notice of termination in September, However, Minshu-kun may have found alternative employment opportunities with TENGA Co., Ltd. as you can see below,
CAREER-PATH

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A few of our many previous Tenga reports include: