Tokyo Halloween manners

tokyo metro manners sign
The Tokyo Metro has put up “manners” posters warning everyone not to have Halloween fun (3Yen / 2015-10-01/)

 metro manners sign
The rest-of-the-story
For the past 30 years it has been a Halloween tradition among us gaijin/foreigners to take over one rail car of Tokyo’s main loop, the Yamamote Line, for a party…much to the annoyance of the sad-sack salarymen who hate their gloomy decorum being disrupted.

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All I can say about that is

 



 


Flying the flag, Japanese style

One of the first things you notice when you start living in Japan are all the cool prefectural flags (Wiki).
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One of the first things you notice when you have lived in Japan for a while are all the funky prefectural flags. From Tokyo’s anus flag (3Yen / 2006-11-14) to Yokohama, Kanagawa’s limp dick flag (3Yen / 2006-11-14) Japan is full of unfortunate designs.



There is also the problem with inconsistencies of the designs and colors of each prefecture’s flag(s). Many Japanese prefectures have more than one “official” flag. There are traditional flags, sports flags, “symbol” flags, and even official “communicative” flags.

 


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Transport manners

Since today, September 30, is designated as National Bus Day (Basu no hi) here in Japan, I though you might enjoy this newspaper article from The Times of London about “transport manners” in the Omnibus Law, dated Saturday 30 January 1836.
Omibus-lawLondon Transport Museum | ltmcollection.org

The “bus girls” (bus conductress/fare collectors) like the character, Reiko Kobayashi, were in the pre-war were a source of great longing of simpler times.
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Fukushima nuke statue apology

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Criticism of the Fukushima City art installation of “Sun Child” statue wearing radiation protective suit
sankei.com | 2018.8.12 (funky Google Translate)
“Fighting rumor damage of Fukushima nuclear accident”: Amid criticism of the statue installed near JR Fukushima Station, a public apology was issued on the 12th.
Created by the artist, Kenji Yanobe, the “Sun Child” statue is about 6.2 meters high and depicts a child with its protective helmet removed and a chest-mounted radiation dosimeter indicating “000.”
At the statue’s unveiling ceremony held on May 3, Mayor Hiroshi Kibata said, “Contemporary art is abstractly expressed unlike science” and asked for understanding…blah, blah, blah…
More (in Japanese)

 

In a way the criticism of the statue by people of Fukushima City is understandable since the level of background radiation in Fukushima City and most Fukushima prefecture is the same as anywhere else in Japan.
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Our previous reports of the FukushimaFuckup include:

 



 


Torture Tech — newest idea for Japanese workers

That’s cold: Japan tech blasts snoozing workers with AC
phys.org / AFP | July 26, 2018
Japanese office workers hoping to nod off on the job may need to sleep with one eye open thanks to a new system that can detect snoozers and blast them with cold air.
Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin and electronics giant NEC said Thursday they have begun trialling the system, which monitors the movement of the employee’s eyelids with a camera attached to a computer.
More...

corpate-slavery

 
All I can say is, "fcuking good luck with that."
When I worked at Hitachi, a good 20 percent of the workforce was sound asleep at their desks after lunch 1:45pm.
And, I would gladly pretend to sleep to set the office’s air conditioner thermostat lower 28°C (82°F), which the tech guideline the government has set for torturing employees.
 


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‘Kancho’ with prejudice

The Real Japan story on the six o’clock news right now is:

A man died because someone pumped compressed air up his anus.
kancho-playvia @nomikamura (2018 July 16)

UPDATE:
Man arrested for killing friend by blasting compressed air up rectum
—Workmate dies from dastardly indignity. Could cheeky Japanese childhood practice be behind spate of anal prank deaths?—
atimes.com | The Asian Times | July 16, 2018

kancho suprise buttsecs

 
Our previous reports of Japanese kancho play-with-prejudice include:

 



 


If only he could really…

It is with guilty pleasure I learned that the only Japanese who has ever tried to kill me*, Shoko Asahara, has been hanged.

 
(If only he could really fly.)
"Fake news"!
The Master could not be hanged…The great lightened Sonshi could FLY!!

*Back in the late 1980s, Shoko Asahara‘s doomsday cult crazies used to dance/sing/recruit at my train station…and then they killed 13 people with a Sarin poison gas attack on the same Tokyo subway I used to take to work.
I’m not a big fan of the death penalty, but good riddance.

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Our previous reports of Shoko Asahara and his Aum cult include:

 



 


Japan’s new salarymen…’WALLMONKEYS’

The new Japanese salaryman (3Yen / 2009-08-07) is now called a Wallmonkey
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This is a good way for the hordes of restructured (3Yen / 2005-01-25) salarymen to be more at ease at home alone after forced early retirement (3Yen / 2006-11-14)—Amazon’s product description says that you:

can transform your lonely walls…with freshly printed Wallmonkeys vinyl decals

 


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Tokyo 2020 — Olympic ‘hospitality’

Omotenashi/おもてなし = hospitalityomotenashi-text_120x

Japan’s Omotenashi Movement marches forward for the Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic “hospitality.”

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Foreigner-Only Carriages To Be Introduced Ahead Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics
TheRisingWasabi May 15, 2018 | @therisingwasabi

 

 
A few of our many stories about Omotenashi/hospitality include:


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Kinky Police

kinki-region
The Kinky (sic) Police administer the Kinki region—the southern-central area of Japan’s main island containing the major cities of Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto.

Kinki police staffer flashed woman
Tokyo Reporter | 2018/Apr/25
Osaka Prefectural Police revealed on Tuesday that a 47-year-old staff member with the National Police Agency was sent to prosecutors for exposing himself to a woman last year

 

Previous Kinki reports on the 3Yen include: