Tepco’s mascot makeover

Remember Japan’s Fukushima nuke disaster of 3/11?
fuckuppy
Well, its back with a mascot makeover (nearly as good as Fukuppy™ →).

 
In late July for the first time since 2011, Tepco resumed its Fukushima nuke charm offensive with television and billboard advertising featuring a radioactive rabbit mascot with electrical bolt whiskers called Tepcon/テプコン.

Extreme makeover: Tepco attempts image overhaul at Fukushima nuclear plant
The Japan Times | Aug. 8, 2018
Call it an extreme makeover: In Fukushima, officials are attempting what might seem impossible, an image overhaul of the site of the worst nuclear meltdown in decades
The charm offensive extends…with Tepco in July resuming television and billboard adverts for the first time since 2011, featuring a rabbit mascot with electrical bolt whiskers called Tepcon
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Tokyo today…TAXI DAY!

Tokyo Taxi Association’s
“TAKKUN” mascot ⬇

takkun

Yes, today is TAXI DAY.
Way, way back on August 5, 1919, Japan’s first taxis started operation in Tokyo. The taxi company, Jidosha Kabushikigaisha began with six cars operating from where Yurakucho Mullion is located in present-day Ginza in downtown Tokyo.
taxi_mascot

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Previously we have covered the Japanese taxi scene including:

 


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‘Wacky’ Japan ads

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Wacky spelled Waki—well actually Wakinoshita—means ‘armpit’ in Japanese. The WAKINO Ad Company (AXILLARY Ad Company) is trolling for our attention with these armpit ads according to Adweek.com:
This Japanese Company Believes That Renting Space on Armpits Is the Next Great Ad Frontier

 wakino ad company logo

WAKI-armpit-girls

Bye Kitty®


End of the line for Kitty-chan

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Via TokyoReporter (@tokyoreporter) July 29, 2018

 

And, as I always say, You-Can-Never-Have-Enough-Hello-Kitty©″…

 


Torture Tech — newest idea for Japanese workers

That’s cold: Japan tech blasts snoozing workers with AC
phys.org / AFP | July 26, 2018
Japanese office workers hoping to nod off on the job may need to sleep with one eye open thanks to a new system that can detect snoozers and blast them with cold air.
Air conditioning manufacturer Daikin and electronics giant NEC said Thursday they have begun trialling the system, which monitors the movement of the employee’s eyelids with a camera attached to a computer.
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corpate-slavery

 
All I can say is, "fcuking good luck with that."
When I worked at Hitachi, a good 20 percent of the workforce was sound asleep at their desks after lunch 1:45pm.
And, I would gladly pretend to sleep to set the office’s air conditioner thermostat lower 28°C (82°F), which the tech guideline the government has set for torturing employees.
 


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‘Kancho’ with prejudice

The Real Japan story on the six o’clock news right now is:

A man died because someone pumped compressed air up his anus.
kancho-playvia @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

kancho suprise buttsecs

 
Our previous reports of Japanese kancho play-with-prejudice include:

 



 


Cone life, Japan

The leader of the gang.

cone^gangvia — ONiLX (@TheONiLX) July 6, 2018

 

A few of our many previous stories of Japanese cone life — traffic cone craziness include:

 



 


If only he could really…

It is with guilty pleasure I learned that the only Japanese who has ever tried to kill me*, Shoko Asahara, has been hanged.

 
(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.

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Our previous reports of Shoko Asahara and his Aum cult include:

 



 


‘OH MY GOD! They killed ASIMO!’

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A bot by any other name
Is this the end of the line for Asimo, Japan’s famed robot?
Agence France-Presse | July 01, 2018
Japan’s public broadcaster NHK reported that the Japanese carmaker had terminated Asimo and dissolved the team making one of the world’s most famous humanoid robots.
More…Asimo-gives-up

 
Of course Honda had to kill ASIMO. He didn’t do anything (except waste mountains of money of Honda).

As I was previously quoted complaining in the press:

Decades of creating fantasy robots, like Asimo, Aibo, Roborior et al, has bankrupted the research and development departments of Japan while not resulting in any viable products. —The Independent (2010-07-17)

 

Ok, ok, ASIMO did allow Honda get their investment back in RoboButtsecks (3Yen | 2007-12-21)asimo robot buttsecks

Also check out our previous post: ASIMO does stairs (and doesn’t) (3Yen | 2007-01-12)


 


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I’m back!

The 3Yen was infested by spambot virus yet again, but now…
Kaettekitayo/I’m back!
kitta