Wacky spelled Waki—well actually Wakinoshita—means ‘armpit’ in Japanese. The WAKINO Ad Company (AXILLARY Ad Company) is trolling for our attention with these armpit ads according to Adweek.com:
This Japanese Company Believes That Renting Space on Armpits Is the Next Great Ad Frontier
Goofy Google Translate of fvj.co.jp/vending
The happy “Two-Down” vending machine that you often see on Tokyo’s street is Wex Corp’s private brand vending machine…with reasonable pricing. We are aggressively offering a “two-down” vending machine that finds new demand and receives wide support.
When I first came to Japan in 1984, the fixed price of drink was 110 yen ($1 USD) for a measly 190 ml (6.4 oz) can. In 1986, the standard-throughout-Japan price went up to 120 yen but over the next few years the normal 350 ml (12 oz) can was introduced. To pay 120 yen, you must use three coins: one 100 yen and two 10 yen coins.
The reason that these 100 yen vending machines are called TWO DOWN is that they only need one 100 yen coin for a drink, which is two coins “down” from the normally required three. The happy Wex-Man character carries a big mallet to “Hammer Down/ハンマーダウン” prices with Wex’s colorfully loud blue and yellow vending machines that, “anticipated the Era (of Japan’s endless deflation since 1992).”
Yet another of the great Tokyo train manners posters…This time promoting ass-to-face massages.
Previous posts of Tokyo train manners posters include:
- Tokyo METRO manners are MIA (3Yen | 2016-07-01)
- Tough year for manners (3Yen | 2016-03-31)
- Make Up — Image Down’ : Japanese train advertisements (3Yen | 2007-10-12)
Do not stop bicycle parking here, right?
via Richard |@RichardMedh
Our previous bike parking posts include:
- Big bicycle booty busted (3Yen | 2013-08-25)
- Japanese bicycle robot eats (3Yen | 2012-11-30)
- Japnese solar bicycle parking lot (3Yen | 2009-02-13)
Japan’s true engineering triumph—better than the bullet train—the almighty Washlet is spreading worldwide!
Pictograms on Japanese electric toilets approved as global standard
The Japan Times | Feb 26, 2018
Pictograms on how to use Japanese electric toilets have been registered as a global standard in a step aimed at making such signs more familiar to the growing number of foreign tourists visiting the country. Six kinds of pictograms — showing instructions on which buttons to press...more…
And remember…Don’t press the wrong RED BUTTON!
Our previous reports of Japan’s toilet-tech include:
- The RED BUTTON (3Yen / 2011-02-23)
- Hello Toilet (3Yen / 2015-02-04)
- Hi-tech toilet anxiety (3Yen / 2011-12-21)