″ HAPPY″ in Fujisawa just south of Yokohama…
Previous spurious reports″ HAPPY″ in Japan on the 3Yen include:
It’s the little details that make living in Japan so entertaining. In this case “Sands” is an abbreviation of the possessive “Sandwich’s” rather than “Sandwiches,” the plural of all the fun “Fungus Rice” between slices of bread they’re selling.
I’m sure that John Montagu, Fourth Earl Sandwich*, would have approved.
Previous Japanese “Sand” reports on the 3Yen include:
Tokyo cops arrest man for adding Hitler moustaches to Abe posters
Tokyo Reporter | 2015-Sep-27
Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Friday announced the arrest of a 71-year-old man…Takeshi Muto is alleged to have used an oil-based pen to draw a narrow moustache, very similar to that made famous by Adolf Hitler, on an image of Abe appearing on a poster hanging on a fence inside a parking lot in…Machida City
The elderly vandal admitted to police his guilt saying that, ″ in considering the current government, it was unavoidable.″
The rest-of-the-story is that Japan’s current Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has undemocratically rammed through changes to the Japanese Constitution in the past weeks and supports “revisionist” histories of WWII in school textbooks and the press (the Japanese equivalent of Holocaust denying).
Previous 3Yen reports about the already conservative Japan’s shift to right-wing extremism on the include:
The Tokyo Metro’s manners poster for September:
“MINDLESS METRO PUPPETRY PROHIBITED!”
Previous puerile posters on the trains here in Tokyo have included:
Last week was Eel Eating Day, Doyo-no-ushinohi, when folks here celebrate with the custom of eating grilled eel to gain stamina to beat the horrid heat of Japan. Only problem is the Japanese have eaten most of their endangered eels and now have resorted to substitutes…
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Eel bread of Dog Days … Anything goes …
(as seen at the Nikke Colton Plaza in Chiba Prefecture†)
Eating eel on Ox Day (ushi-no-hi) was on July 24 and again on August 2-ish thanks the vagaries of the old and new Japanese calendar.
Previous reports of Japanese Dog Days of grilled Eels on the 3Yen include:
It’s official, meh.
Or, as one Olympics journalist quipped…
the Tokyo 2020 logo, ″ looks like something you’d see at the top of a stereo manual from the 1980s″—The Infinite Curve.
Organizers reveal emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
The Japan Times | July 25, 2015More…
Previous reports the craptacular 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen include:
This sign is advertises a “Morning Set” breakfast special of a beer or rot-gut shochu and a snack. Starting out the work week right is a breakfast set offer in Osaka, beer or chuhai (juice and shochu), with a boiled egg and shio kombu/seaweed for Y350 yen.
Now this is my kind of Monday morning!
Japan Tobacco Inc. has an alt slogan in addition to their ubiquitous “Smoking Clean™” campaign…
″Nice day, Nice smoking™″
@Huw_Griffith 4:01pm – 2015 July 15
Nice day, Nice smoking pic.twitter.com/AKUdmcz2xM
Previous reports Japanese smoking on the 3Yen include:
- Japan is Smoking Cleaner(tm) (3Yen / 2009-08-15/)
- Japan Tobacco: No farting while smoking (3Yen / 2010-01-16)
- ‘Smorking’ fun (3Yen / 2011-10-26)
July’s new “manner” poster on the Tokyo Metro seems to be either directed against:
• Anti-cosplay on the trains, or
• Prohibiting French aristocracy from using public transport
Previous 3Yen reports Toyko train manners on the 3Yen include:
″ June is: get rid of illegal foreign workers month in Japan.″ –@devintstewart
This a banner hanging in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station reminding foreigners of Yokoso/welcome on their way to the Shinagawa Immigration Center Japan’s largest alien processing center.
“Yokoso” means welcome.
Previous reports “Yokoso Japan” on the 3Yen include: