Japanese ‘convenience’

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Japan’s premier convenience store, Lawson’s, offers “convenience”…icon_thumbsup
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The 3Yen’s previous reports of Japanese ‘convenience’ include:

 



 


Bukakkei Snow Monsters of Zao Japan

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Japan’s Ski Mascot Grand Prix…Last year’s winner was a stalactite named Jukki-kun, one of Zao Onsen Ski Resort
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Pedantic alert:

“…a stalactite named Jukki-kun..of Zao Onsen Ski Resort…”

Ok the first problem is that StalacTITES hold tight to the ceiling—Stalagmites might grow to meet them.

But actually, Jukki-kun is a “Juhyo” (樹氷) Snow Monster—a snow formation of built up as snow-&-ice that condensed upon the conifers of Zao Mountain.
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mondomascots-logo-twitter I thought it was a stalagmite but it is a snow-covered tree. Or a
used condom.

Definitely he’s a “used condom”…and a bukkake party monster.

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Our previous reports of the snow creatures of Japan include:

 


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Japan’s new ‘Watery Taste’ potato chips

Yesterday, Japan’s snack food brand, Calbee, announced the release of the taste of Fukui Prefecture:
“Watery Taste(ha, ha)” potato chips.

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Fukui Prefecture’s dinosaur mascot, “Hiryuu” and Calbee officials show off their “Watery Taste*” potato chips

 
According to fukui.keizai.biz (in Japanese), Fukui prefectural Governor Nishikawa, “Watery Taste*” potato chips had, “the elegant taste by a combination of wet water potato and dry potato chips.”

NOTE (pun alert):
“Watery Taste potato chips” (水ようかん味 ポテトチップス) is direct (mis)translation of the term for the Japanese jellied dessert, mizu-yokan (水ようかん) shown below.

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In case you were wondering, Hiryuu/Happy Ryuu is one of the many dinosaur mascots of Fukui Prefecture, which is known for its many dinosaur digs and its Dinosaur Museum.

 

A couple of our past reports of dubious Japanese chips have included:
Corn soup flavored Corn Chips — only in Japan (news.3yen.com/2010-10-27)
Psychoactive potato chips (news.3yen.com/2009-09-05)

 


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Japanese tech — Wood knives

Strict Japanese weapon laws sadly force folks to use odd-tech…wood knives, ha, ha.

 
Our previous reports of hi-tech Japanese weapons include:

 



Daruma drone?

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Need to spray your crops? These guys have a DIORAMA!! WITH A #DRONE!! #tokyo

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Ha, ha, I misread your “DIORAMA WITH A DRONE” for that crop-sprayer as a ‘DARUMA WITH A DRONE.’ wikipedia.org/wiki/Daruma_doll
Damn, not having a Daruma Drone (達磨ドローン) was a real lost opportunity in the crop-sprayer’s design aesthetic.
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Jimmy Hattori, mascot extraordinaire

Jimmy Hattori, the ninja condom mascot…

The best comment about safe-sex mascot extraordinaire was by @10TimesOne writing: “Who the hell WEARS A BOW TIE AROUND THEIR WAIST?”
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Of course, that’s not a bowtie or a waist—It’s a big bow ribbon at the base of Jimmy Hattori’s shaft—A special gift just for you!


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START IMPOSSIBLE

Have you seen the new slogan on the
new Tokyo “Blue Cabs”<snark>? start-your-impossible

START YOUR IMPOSSIBLE

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More about Tokyo’s “Blue Cabs” at the japantimes.co.jp story: Roomier Blue Cabs added Tokyo fleet ahead of 2020 Olympics

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Previously we have covered the Japanese taxi scene including:

 


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Tokyo’s ‘secret’ garden, Rikugien

For several years I lived across the street from Tokyo’s ‘secret’ garden, Rikugien.
Basically, it was my home away from home as I visited it every day.
Rikugien Garden (六義園) is arguably central Tokyo’s best–It’s constantly used by the Foreign Ministry of Japan to give foreign VIPs a taste of traditional landscaping aesthetics. And for extra fun, Rikugien Garden has several small teahouses can be privately reserved quite reasonably.

Check out the City of Tokyo’s official website for the garden at: teien.tokyo-park.or.jp/en/rikugien

 


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‘No bouding port’ …huh?

As seen in Tokyo’s Shibuya Station…

 

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…the worst attempt at English to ever grace the streets of Tokyo. # engrish # Shibuya # 渋谷駅 # もう無理
#Brad‏ @ich1yenthoughts | 11 Jan 2018

 

 

No bouding port the platform
Amoing torans only

(—Stairs are for deboarding passengers only—)

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Other fun examples of Japanese signage include:

 


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Plagiarism Japan?

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Same song. Same clothes. Same dance. Same look-&-feel video. SAME JAPAN.

Daiwa Home’s new TV commercial featuring the “Daiwa Boys” completely plagiarizes the music video of The Dead South’s for “In Hell I’ll Be in Good Company.”

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Let’s パクリ/ripoff happy!!~