No boozing please, we’re Japanese

As I have mentioned here many times, in Japan Drunkenness is Next to Godliness…even the Shinto gods love getting ripsnorting wasted.
japanese-drunkdrunk Especially salarymen, the Japanese are known as some of the worst falling down drunks on the planet. You can imagine my surprise when the following survey finds that Japan’s younger folks are much less interested in drinking with 40% of men in their 20s who never or almost never drink.

 

Younger Japanese men less interested in drinking, according to survey
Japan Today | 2016-Jan-05
According to sales tax figures, the consumption of booze is down to about 89% of its heyday in 1996
to help shed light on this trend, wine website WineBazaar conducted a survey of 6,638 men and women between the ages of 20 and 70, asking “How often do you drink?”..
things get interesting when factoring in age as well. Women stay roughly the same, with “non-drinkers” making up 40 to 50% of them regardless of age. For men over 60, only 25% are classified as “non-drinkers” but that number rises significantly to 39.8% when asking men in their 20s.
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Basically, 40% of men in their 20s who report they “never or almost never drink” are really saying they can’t afford it. Also, company sponsored drinking is down 80% since the collapse of Japan’s economic “Bubble” in the early ’90s and the “Lost Decade(s)” of the continuing recession since then.

 
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Japan’s Big Brother is watching

Everwhere you go in Tokyo you can see these stickers of the eyes of Japanese Big-Brother plastered on signs, trucks, delivery bikes, etc.
eyes-500xBasically, these Kabuki-makeup eyes serve as a community watch sort of thing and typically read, Crime: We won’t let it happen.watching-eyeLearn more about Japan’s “WATCHING” eyes here.

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CYUNT!!~♡

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!
Step right up into the Cyunt Booth please…
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Let’s CYUNT happy!
“Cyunt” is purikura/photo sticker photo booth (Wiki) for creating schoolgirl type photos.

goofy Google Translate of korona.co.jp…
Japan’s newest photo booth machine, Cyun’t
Let’s experience who ‘Love the pre’ faster than ♡ (^ o ^) ♡
Cyunt’s biggest feature is “pre-character me” that lets you create your own cartoon caricature using Cyunt’s software tools that recognize the position and shape of facial parts such as eyes, mouth, eyebrows from the photographed image.

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Cyun’t is writen in the Japanese katakana script for foreign words and pronounced Kyunto (キュント), which is as close as Japanese can get to ‘cünt.’


 
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Party house FAP FAP FAP

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goofy Google Translate of club-fap.com
Our “Fujisawa Asahi Paradise” (abbreviation: FAP) is available as a party space…

 

 

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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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More poop on Japan

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As this Japanese toilet signage says, Good poo is born in a comfy place.″ (3Yen | 2014-10-28).

 
 
That is, poo is precious according Toilet Japan‘s PR campaign.
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Toilet Japan.jimdo.com wants us to, “think compassion is to clean the toilets in Japan.”toilet-spirit They also remind us that the honorable Toilet Spirit — Benjo-gami of Shinto (Wiki) is awaiting with retribution for those with poor toilet manners. →

View all the poo posters at Toilet Japan’s website: toilet-japan.jimdo.com

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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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Drink PET SWEAT™ — only in Japan

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via @AdsilaMika | Oct. 5, 2016

PET SWEAT™ has been marketed for the past seven years as an energy drink for dogs, which is rather funny since dogs don’t really sweat except on areas not covered with fur, such as their nose and paw pads (Wiki).pocari_sweat

PET SWEAT™ is a product line spin-off of the Japan’s most popular (and most unfortunately-named) sports drink, Pocari Sweat™ →
(3Yen / 2014-05-16)
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Tokyo’s GOMIzilla?

Here’s GOMIzilla, Godzilla’s little-known, blue-collar cousin from Tokyo.

GOMI (ゴミ) means garbage in Japanese.

 

Quirky heap at a construction site. #Naha #Okinawa #Japan gomizilla-_500xjapans-many-faces
• ッツJapan's many faces (@japansmanyfaces) Sept. 25, 2016

 

 
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ENDLESS CHALLENGE®

Rakuten, Japan’s biggest electronic commerce and Internet company1 has an ENDLESS [engrish] CHALLENGE™ with their Englishnization2 policy making all its employees conduct business in English.

Englishnization.

Rakuten Press Release
Google Translate of k-tai.watch.impress.co.jp | August 25, 2016
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YOSHKI of X JAPAN3 will provide a new song, “Endless Challenge,” in a TV commercial for Rakuten’s new “Rakuten Mobile,” a MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) service starting from August 26...more...

 

1Refer to: wikipedia.org/wiki/Rakuten
2Refer to The Japan Times (2015-05-23): Rakuten forges ahead in English
3Refer to: wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Japan

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