Don’t play with your nuts on the subway.
Better yet are the posters in the northernmost big city of Japan, Sapporo. Way up in pseudo-Siberia, Sapporo’s subway system has posters that are better than the banal banners for Tokyo’s Metro Manners.
“Subway posters are better in Sapporo”
pic.twitter.com/Pvs2GpFtln— Justin Norrie (@JustinNorrie) June 21, 2014
The above poster is from Sapporo’s Tozai Line.
Poster in the subway in
Right now out in the boondocks of Japan, there are a lot of bear warning signs as the bears are gorging on their final meals before their winter hibernation.
However just down the road in the same area, dangerous obaa-chan/grannies are the biggest problem.
Also refer the previous 3Yen reports on the same warning sign theme:
As the 2020 Olympics approach, Japan is preparing for its big Olympic poo push…with signage reminding everyone of their toilet manners.
Toilet Japan.jimdo.com wants us to, think compassion is to clean the toilets in Japan. They also remind us that the Toilet Spirits—Shinto’s Benjo-gami, Suijin, Mawaya-no-kami, et al (Wiki) are waiting with retribution for poor manners.
View all the poo posters at Toilet Japan’s website: toilet-japan.jimdo.com
Blacker than the “Black Ships” (3Yen / 2005-03-31), is President Obama as Commodore Perry and the TPP—Trans-Pacific Partnership—the proposed regional free-trade agreement*.
Here Obama is shown facing off the sacred cows of the JA–Japan Agriculture Group.
Below are photos of a typical neighborhood police substation in Japan—aka “police box”—which is nearly always labeled in the Roman letters “KOBAN” ( Wiki).
You might wonder goes on in a Japanese Koban/police box—think Koncho...
To learn more about the fun “Koncho” Japanese poking game refer to the previous 3Yen reports…
Friend of the 3Yen, Mulboyne, writes:
‘Neo Tokyo Fooding Bar Mysterious’ sounds like a parody Japanese restaurant name. It isn't: http://t.co/QThVY8rGpQ
Another Lost in Translation moment of zen in Harajuku, Tokyo:
You Buff, We Paint street art.
If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him.
Japanese concrete policemen vs the UK’s "traffic stoppers" in Leicester — Separated at birth?
Concrete policeman are still a favorite in the countryside of Japan, although most of the statues sadly are slowly being switched to stylized, reflective police silhouettes shown in the bottom photo.
Finally, here’s a solution to Japan’s laid-back/moribund economy*…
Japanese wartime slogan:
"Lower living standards,
raise the flag!"
MT @ThinkSmart2011 @masafumi_yoshi: 今日の安倍政権を見ているようだ pic.twitter.com/TcNaovlpnL— Anthony Davis (@ozAntinnippon) September 3, 2014
@pianistkantaku—The coin lockers in the Nagoya City Science Museum have Intelligent Design!