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:


tokyonama-logoshopTokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

‘Suma-Ho’ walking

The Japanese term ‘Suma-Ho’ is a mangling of English’s “smart phone”:
suma[ato] = ‘smart’ + [tere]Ho[n] = ‘telephone’.
That is, this poster warns of dangers of “Smart Ho” walking, lol.

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Rob Goss @RobGossWriter

—High-quality poster on the Toho Line. Though maybe it worked…I’m not posting this while walking. #sapporo

dameyo man This seems to be the first “live-action” appearance of “Dameyo Man”—the manga mascot of the Sapporo Transportation bureau—His head reads: ST    ダ    メ   ヨ.
In my mind, I love to half-ass mistranslate the Japanese Dameyo Man” as ‘Damn-It Man’ lol. Actually, Dameyo (ダメヨ~!!) is better translated as “That’s no good!” or “You can’t do that!”
 
Our previous reports of Smart Ho” walking include:

 


tokyonama-texitle-logo-2Tokyonama, importer/distributer of original products from Japan–Geneva/Tokyo

Doraemon’s new job

The Tokyo Metro hired Japan’s most loved* manga and anime character, Doraemon, to be the mascot of their multilingual website called susuMetro!.”

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The name susuMetro! (すすめメトロ!) plays on word — “susumeru” meaning to “continue” or “move forward” and Metro.


 
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Declared most Japan’s No. 1 character by a recent survey of Japan’s netizens (soranews24.com | 2018/02/01).

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Our previous reports of dorky Doraemon’s jobs include:

 



Ass face manners

Yet another of the great Tokyo train manners posters…This time promoting ass-to-face massages.

 
Previous posts of Tokyo train manners posters include:

 




Polite Japanese ballerinas do fart

That was just a one-off, stealth trial of the horror manga artist, Jinji Ito (Wiki).
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The actual Tokyo Metro manners poster of a polite ballerina is actually more lightheart-farted.
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Our previous art-farty reports include:


 


Spy school ‘training’ in Japan

 

If you suspect you are being followed, enter the carriage and close the doors to give your would-be pursuer the slip.

 
Our previous reports on “training” include:

 



Tokyo ″train manner″

This is a chill-free zone.chill-free_zonedownload-1— Ceiling Gallery (@tokyoscum) Feb. 16, 2017

 
 
maanner.logoOther fun ″train manner″ (sic) posters in Tokyo include:

 


No boozing please, we’re Japanese

As I have mentioned here many times, in Japan Drunkenness is Next to Godliness…even the Shinto gods love getting ripsnorting wasted.
japanese-drunkdrunk 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.
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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:

 



 


AIR CHAIR BATTLE of Japanese schoolgirls

goofy Google Translate:
Two high school girls hesitating over the only vacant seat in a train lose it to a woman who sneaks in between them and takes it. Much annoyed, sparks fly as the schoolgirls stare each other down, face off, and an AIR CHAIR BATTLE ensues.

 

A few of our many posts about the amusing manners for train seats here include:

 



 


‘Traditional’ train manspreading in Japan

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New Ukiyo-e train etiquette posters for Seibu trains targeting foreigners?
giga-goofy Google Translate of trafficnews.jp | 2016-Sept-15
Seibu Railways has started a new “manners up” (マナーアップ) promotion with the slogan, “Train in the junk stands astrideicon_lol (電車内迷惑図絵), ha, ha.
Debuting on September 15, 2016, these train etiquette posters have a motif of traditional ukiyo‑e prints, and they are aimed at interesting foreigners in their message.
The posters have illustrations of the Edo Era (1603 to 1868) of people causing a space problem on a modern train car and include an English admonishment, “Please let others sit comfortablymore...

 

 Also check out our previous reports about train “man-spreading” manners as well as our other posts on ukiyo‑e prints:

To learn more about traditional Japanese ukiyo-e prints, refer to:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukiyo-e