Santas’ rush hour has started already in Tokyo commuter trains (thanks to the International Dateline making Japan one day ahead of the “Real World”)…
— 彩香 (@inter_room) December 23, 2014
Japanese, right-wing, neo-nazi soundtrucks are driving by blasting at 120 decibels Seasons Greetings of warmth and joy wishing all foreigners to enjoy the Holidays at home (leave Japan).
— Andrea Francini (@il_francio) December 23, 2014
Previous reports of Japanese sound truck on the 3Yen include:
Yakuza clubs and the Nigerians working this spiked-drink scam have been doing this for decades in so-called “safe” Japan. The Japanese police in Tokyo’s Roppongi district are often the ones who drag/dump/dispose of the drugged victims for the gangs.
U.S. Embassy in Tokyo issues "drink spiking" warning for Roppongi, Kabukicho
The Tokyo Reporter | 2014nov25
….The warning also indicated that U.S. citizens have said they have been threatened with violence, including the brandishing of guns, or "beaten when they have refused to pay or hand over money."
News reports in February indicated that club Tunnel in Roppongi was the scene of successive incidents in which customers have been confined until they pay large sums of money.
Nigerians: They’ll ruin your life by NateVenture, on Flickr
American Citizen Services | Embassy of the United States Tokyo, Japan | November 25, 2014
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Drink Spiking in Roppongi
As reported in the crime section of our Country Specific Information for Japan, the Embassy continues to receive reports of drink spiking incidents in Tokyo’s Roppongi district, particularly near the Roppongi Crossing area.
We remind U.S. citizens to exercise caution and maintain security awareness in entertainment districts like Roppongi and Shinjuku’s Kabuki-cho, as drink spiking incidents over the years have routinely led to robbery and occasionally resulted in physical and sexual assaults. In most drink-spiking reports, the victim unknowingly drinks a beverage that has been mixed with a drug, rendering the victim unconscious or dazed for several hours, during which time the victim’s credit card is stolen or used for large purchases. Some victims regain consciousness in the bar or club; other victims may awaken on the street or in other unknown locations.
U.S. citizens have also reported being charged exorbitant bar tabs in some bars and clubs in Roppongi, Kabuki-cho, and other entertainment and nightlife districts. Although firearms and brandishing knives in public are illegal in Japan, U.S. citizens have reported being threatened with gun or knife violence in such venues to pay bar tabs or withdraw money. U.S. citizens have also reported being beaten when they have refused to pay or hand over money.
Japanese men who “sit down to urinate” increases to 36%!
Yahoo News Japan / 2014.11.06
(goofy Google Translate)
—Japanese’s men opinions about urination at home in the toilet (study by TOTO, 500 adult men, ages 20-60)—
The investigation of the Japanese mens’ attitude about urination at home toilet. Previous reports sit-and-pee on the 3Yen include:
Survey of Japanese homes with Western-style toilets, the “sit down to relieve oneself” faction has increased 36.1% from the last study in 2012 [33% sitters]…
Previous reports sit-and-pee on the 3Yen include:
According to Japanese postings on “2channel” offshoot, the new Asahikawa Prison is better than a typical Japanese net-citizen’s living conditions.
New Western-style private rooms with TV introduced for Asahikawa Prison’s aging inmates
Asahi.com | November 10, 2014 (gloriously goofy Google Translate)
Asahikawa Prison in Hokkaido, has introduced a private room with a bed for the inmates…which is the first in Japan’s prison system…Asahikawa Prison handles inmates sentenced more than 10 years…the prison accomdates many older inmates with recidivism issues. Considering the cold climate of the region and age of the inmates, the prison was remodeled with centrally-heated, Western-style, private rooms each with its own TV, and Western toilet and bed…continues…
(Not shown is a Western-style toilet by the door)
Ok, ok, now for the-rest-of-the-story…What is upsetting Japanese on 2channel (2ちゃんねる / ni channeru) is that the Asahikawa Prison cells are better than their NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) accommodations.
That is, the standard room that a otaku lives in Tokyo or Osaka is not insulated, have central heating, does not have its own toilet, no bed, and it is never as clean as these new prison cells. Some of the anonymous comments on 2channel include:
The general consensus of the otaku commenters was that Asahikawa Prison would be better place to live if only an Internet connection was offered.
Also refer to the previous 3Yen post (2013-09-10):
Dobu-nezumi (溝ねずみ) = lit. ditch rat
Dobunezumi is rather rude Japanese slang for salarymen dressed in monotonously grey suits.
Japanese scientists succeed in making true ‘Dobunezumi’
Japanese scientists succeed in making mice transparent http://t.co/SqdteVR7sM
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) November 7, 2014
The reason I called these transparent mice “true salarymen” is that ideal state for a Japanese person is to melt into the crowd of other Japanese—to be “transparent.”
For the 25 years I worked in fetid bowels of corporate Japan, the standard joke among my Japanese office mates was:
Q: What do you call a salaryman with an opinion?
Campaign against male violence in the Paris Metro
Le Mode 2014/10/31– Google Translate
“The testicles are not crystal, they do not explode. The closure of the thighs is preferable.”
Notice to men who lounge about, legs apart, on the seats of the Paris Metro..The collective, Dare feminism, is launching a Takebackthemetro campaign and a petition on Oct. 31st.
“The subway’s atmosphere is hostile to women. According to a survey we conducted, three quarters of women are forced to develop coping strategies, adapt their own behavior, and carefully choose where they sit,” says Anne-Cécile Mailfert, on behalf of the association.
The K.K.K., the Kanagawa Keystone Kops of the Kanagawa prefecture of Yokohama have a reputation of having the most cock ups for any of the Keystone Cops in Japan.
However, this latest Keystone Cop escapade takes the prize…
Chief of Kanagawa police molestation division arrested for groping teen
Tokyo Reporter | October 30, 2014
Kanagawa Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested the head of a train molestation division for allegedly groping a teenage girl in Hiratsuka City…At around 10:00 p.m., Hironori Nagasaki, a 30-year-old head patrol officer, is alleged to have approached the girl, a 19-year-old university student, inside a parking lot in front of JR Hiratsuka Station and fondled her body.
Nagasaki has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “I did a bad thing to her,” the suspect is quoted by police.
Also refer the previous Keystone Cop reports on the 3Yen (2013-06-09):
→ Police officer leaves loaded firearm in supermarket toilet and
→ Police police station door smashed, baton stolen while officer sleeps inside
— Craig Mod (@craigmod) October 17, 2014
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