As I have mentioned here many times, in Japan Drunkenness is Next to Godliness…even the Shinto gods love getting ripsnorting wasted.
Especially salarymen, the Japanese are known as some of the worst falling down drunks on the planet. You can imagine my surprise when the following survey finds that Japan’s younger folks are much less interested in drinking with 40% of men in their 20s who never or almost never drink.
Younger Japanese men less interested in drinking, according to survey
Japan Today | 2016-Jan-05
…According to sales tax figures, the consumption of booze is down to about 89% of its heyday in 1996…
…to help shed light on this trend, wine website WineBazaar conducted a survey of 6,638 men and women between the ages of 20 and 70, asking “How often do you drink?”..
… things get interesting when factoring in age as well. Women stay roughly the same, with “non-drinkers” making up 40 to 50% of them regardless of age. For men over 60, only 25% are classified as “non-drinkers” but that number rises significantly to 39.8% when asking men in their 20s.
Basically, 40% of men in their 20s who report they “never or almost never drink” are really saying they can’t afford it. Also, company sponsored drinking is down 80% since the collapse of Japan’s economic “Bubble” in the early ’90s and the “Lost Decade(s)” of the continuing recession since then.
Previous reports of Japanese drunks include:
Thanks to Kotaku.com, here’s the newest way to wrap Japanese XXXmas presents—Otona Maki/おとなまき, lit. “adult wrapping”.
Ok, ok, the claim is that this a Japanese therapeutic method emulates the comfortable feel of a mother’s womb, but it obviously that its just another example of Japa-hinkiness.
Learn lurid details at Kotaku’s:
PRIOR ART aplenty for Otona Maki wrapping such as our posts covering:
It’s that time of the year again.
Previous reports of Japan’s Scourge of December, end-of-the-year party/bonekai drunks, include:
Everwhere you go in Tokyo you can see these stickers of the eyes of Japanese Big-Brother plastered on signs, trucks, delivery bikes, etc.
Basically, these Kabuki-makeup eyes serve as a community watch sort of thing and typically read, ″ Crime: We won’t let it happen.″ Learn more about Japan’s “WATCHING” eyes here.
Previous posts about Japan’s “Big Brother” include:
Japan considering letting their slaves workers leave early for FAC*, which will be called in engrish, Premium Friday (プレミアムフライデ)—an only once-a-month Japanese TGIF.
Japan looks to jolt consumption by letting workers clock off early
Reuters | Nov. 14, 2016
TOKYO — Hoping to jolt Japan’s limp consumer spending, policymakers and business leaders are considering plans to let workers leave by 3 p.m. on the last Friday of each month to encourage them to shop, dine out and generally spend more…the proposed initiative, dubbed "Premium Fridays"…could begin as early as February.
*FAC: Friday Afternoon Club
Previous reports on wage-slavery in Japan include:
- Every Japanese’s dream: Sleep, glorious SLEEP! (3Yen / 2014-08-04)
- Japanese companies promote sleeping on the job (3Yen / 2007-02-13)
- Export Boom in death-by-overwork, KAROSHI (3Yen / 2005-08-20)
As this Japanese toilet signage says, ″ Good poo is born in a comfy place.″ (3Yen | 2014-10-28).
That is, poo is precious according Toilet Japan‘s PR campaign.
Toilet Japan.jimdo.com wants us to, “think compassion is to clean the toilets in Japan.” They also remind us that the honorable Toilet Spirit — Benjo-gami of Shinto (Wiki) is awaiting with retribution for those with poor toilet manners. →
View all the poo posters at Toilet Japan’s website: toilet-japan.jimdo.com
Previous poop on Japan here on 3Yen.com includes:
← A bit less boring and bellicose than Uncle Sam’s “I WANT YOU!” here is the recruiting poster I found in my Tokyo subway for Japan’s “I ☆ P’s” [sic] idols of the country’s ‘Self-Defense Forces’ who want you! ↓
goofy Google Translate of a Self-Defense Force recruiting site:
… This is the new design for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces recruiting posters …. the refreshing image of the new design will bring a bright and positive frame of mind…in a fresh illustration such that wants to continue to challenge something. The new recruiting slogan will be, “The shining me!”
The fearsome “I ☆ P’s” military recruiting characters pictured are:
• Miss Lark of the Air Self-Defense Force dressed in air force blue.
• Miss Rose of the Maritime Self-Defense Force dressed in navy whites.
• Miss Plum of the Ground Self-Defense Force dressed army green.
Our previous reports Japan’s Self-Defense Forces include:
Tokyo court drops public obscenity case over outdoor porn shoot
The Tokyo Reporter | 2016/09/30
The Tokyo District Court last week dropped a public obscenity case against 52 persons involved in the making of an adult video production which was filmed at a campground…
…Over a two-day period ending on October 1, 2013, nine actresses, referred to as “sperm fairies,” 24 actors and 19 other production personnel, including Norihide Murayama, 49, the former president of talent agency Marks Japan, participated in the making of the film...more...
Note that the Sperm Fairies are misspelling ‘WELL CµM’ using their t-shirts.
Our previous reports of hinkiness in Nippon include:
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: