Asahikawa Prison completed — all private rooms
goofy Google Translate of Hokkaido Shimbun Press
2016/Sept/10— Rebuilding of the aging facility of Asahikawa Prison, which has been underway since 2011, has been finished. With the health of its increasing number elderly inmates in mind, all cells are now private rooms.
With a capacity of 500 inmates, the rebuilt prison building is three floors of reinforced concrete with a total area of 31,535 square meters (339,440 sqft). Each private cell is about seven square meters (75 sqft) and has a bed, desk, chair, TV, sink and toilet. Rather than traditional tatami mats and futon, all the cells have beds to reduce the burden to the older inmate population, whose average age has been increasing dramatically in recent years.
Asahikawa Prison is best known for its fun(?) prison mascot, Katakkuri-chan, as we reported in:
←A new cute mascot for a Japanese prison (3Yen / 2013-09-10)
For the rest-of-the-story of this luxury hotel prison (it’s really more like nursing home for elderly criminals) refer to:
New Japanese prison is better than typical Japanese living conditions (3Yen / 2014-11-10)
Japan sexhibition m0urns fading sexculture
AFP (inquirer.net) July 30th, 2016
A sexhibition smack in the middle in one of Tokyo’s hippest areas is shining a n0stalgic light on Japanese er0tica — a culture the curat0r believes is dying out. Ky0ichi Tsuzuki’s “Er0t0pia Japan” deals with Japanese sexuality and fantasies…
…“This kind of Sh0wa period (1926-1989) culture is being wiped out, as Japan is held to a gl0bal standard,” Tsuzuki told Agence France-Presse. “We might not be able to save it from being killed off completely but we can preserve it for p0sterity.”
Our other hinky reports Japan’s fading sexculture include:
Our previous reports of Nip nipples include:
Japan has become infamous for rejecting refugees.
The new plan is accept "30 Syrian students" per yer, which added to last year’s acceptance rate of 27 refugees equals a GRAND total of 57 refugees per year—A massive double the number of refuges!
Japan to take in 150 Syrians as exchange students after criticism of harsh refugee policy
japantimes.co.jp | 2016/05/20
…Every year, 30 Syrian students who are either in Syria or who have fled to other countries will be selected to attend Japanese universities in the five-year period. Japan will receive them students through the government-sponsored exchange program and a program of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the nation’s aid agency…
—In 2015, Japan rejected 99 per cent of asylum applications, accepting only 27 refugees—
When you figure that many Japanese universities are running at half capacity because of Japan’s negative population growth, accepting more refugee foreign students on academic scholarship might be a good way of killing two birds with one stone.
That Japan could solve two problems at once.
1) Filling Japan’s half empty universities, and
2) Increasing the educated and fertile population base.→
Our previous reports on refugees and immigration include:
Many times I think entertainment venues in Tokyo are just trolling us with click bait…
The VibeBar–Wild One (dildo bar) click to view.
Learn more at the official website that is is sort-of-bilingual at: vibebar.jp
Previous “upstanding” reports with “good vibes” include::
It has been a week since the Kumamoto Earthquakes (3Yen 2015-Apr-16) and several thousand people are now living in school gyms and town halls with no place to go. So…
LET’S BOX MAN*!
*”Box Man” (箱男 – Hako otoko) by Kobo Abe
Abe’s classic novel describes a salaryman who walks away from his stultifying life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head…
Our previous reports box men include:
Continuing tremors like the past 24 hours of the Kumamoto Earthquakes (Wiki) are a horror of Japanese life like this…
″ The horror of the Kumamoto Earthquake″
Previous reports Japan’s construction horrors include:
Tomoko, the 70 year old tapeworm*"?
“Italia’s Got Talent” recently featured the 11th Wonder-of-the-World, Tomoko, the 70 year old pole dancer.
Click on the “CC” button to view the English captions. (The hot obaachan/granny action starts at the 2:45 point.)
Previous pole dancing in Japan reports include:
Japan commemorates the big 2011 Tohoku Earthquake/Tsunami/Nuke disaster of March 11, 2011 with a new Step Pyramid*!
Previous reports of Japan’s March 11 Disaster include: