The Real Japan™ story on the six o’clock news right now is:
A man died because someone pumped compressed air up his anus. via @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
Our previous reports of Japanese kancho play-with-prejudice include:
(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.
Our previous reports of Shoko Asahara and his Aum cult include:
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…
Today is Japan’s “White Day.” Since only women give gifts on February 14—Valentine’s Day in Japan, Japanese men are supposed to (but generally forget to) give a reciprocal Valentine gift today. One “traditional” white Japanese gift possibility could be…
Goofy Google Translate:
Here’s a great way to reciprocate a Valentine’s chocolate! In return for a Valentine’s chocolate give this on March 14, White Day.
Let’s give a big thank you to your sweetheart for her Valentine’s chocolate with these “Insect Sweets” from the Komatsuya Store in Yokote, Akita prefecture. Your White Day girl should cry and be pleased.
In an effort to compensate for Japan’s years of continued low rankings in world condom size..Japan develops a snake-like strap-on robot to help in bedroom disasters.
Japanese team develops snake-like strap-on to help in disasters The Japan Times | June 12, 2017
SENDAI — A research team says it has developed a snake-like strap-on robot that can climb over debris and rubble by shooting a jet of air to lift its front end from the ground…
A few of our previous reports of the hinky robots of Japan include:
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. More...
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.