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Fun / foon Tokyo
Friday, May 14, 2004
Japan's SEX CORPS want you!
Topic: Japanese life
Sex soldiers march to the maidenhead beat
By Ryann "Panty-sniffer" Connell / MDN / May 13, 2004
Sexologist Kim Myung Gun's Sex Volunteer Corps has just inducted the fourth annual intake of new recruits since its formation as many years ago,.....I accept new applications for recruits about once a year and this year I got 42 applications. We started with a written test, then a face-to-face interview conducted by a panel including me and a number of women.....
......Women like these are sexually frustrated, with some even seeking medical treatment for their condition. What they're going through, though, isn't something you can fix up just by prescribing some sort of medicine. What they really need is sex."....<

Posted by trek/taro at 5:26 PM KDT
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R.I.P. for "Decotora" Japanese decorated trucks?
Topic: Japanese life
デコトラ Decotora = decorated truck

Windshield decor on trucks to be banned
Asahi / May 14 ....Citing safety concerns, the transport ministry will from this fall ban the decorative plates that many truck drivers attach to the lower part of their windshield....The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has been asking truck associations to have the plates removed after a 10-month-old boy was killed and his mother seriously injured in an accident... a 30-centimeter-wide silver metal plate on the lower interior of the truck's windshield blinded the driver from seeing the mother and child.
The ministry aims to revise safety rules with an outright ban because a survey shows that roughly 10 percent of truck drivers still use the decorative plates as shields from unwanted glare and prying eyes.

Posted by trek/taro at 4:57 PM KDT
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Baka Japanese dictionaries: "Off limits" vs 'Keep out'
Topic: Japanese life
Via / May 13

"Off limits" in the subway is just your standard Japanese-to-English dictionary error.
"Off limits" entered the vocabulary after WWII. Every single page of the the top dictionary has these useage errors. OF COURSE, nobody would dare mention that the dictionary is wrong so it remains. The longer the mistake remains, the more "correct" it seems to the Japanese. Sheesh.

Posted by trek/taro at 4:26 PM KDT
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Mo' fun than Private Dogleash --- Japanese Sexual PSYOPs
Topic: Media
Japanese Sexual PSYOP

....Both the Axis and the Allies printed aerial propaganda leaflets using sexual themes in an attempt to demoralize enemy soldiers at the front. Did these leaflets work? Did the finders become emotionally crippled and unable to carry on their duties and responsibilities? .....
.... The Journal of Personality and Social Behavior... "When males have not been angered or have been exposed to mild erotica, aggressive behavior has been reduced." He later says, "In summary, the present results suggest that highly arousing nonaggressive-erotic stimuli can be a mediator of aggressive behavior by males toward other males under certain condition." .....
Professor Linebarger noted that obscene pictures showing naked women, designed to make the celibate troops so desirous of women that they surrendered was a Japanese idea that did not work. "The troops kept the pornography and despised the Japanese as queer little people for having sent it."

Posted by trek/taro at 2:38 PM KDT
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Topic: FAQ

Fun is foon in Japanese.

"Fun" in Japanese is pronounced 'foon'[糞] and means animal poop.

Posted by trek/taro at 12:43 PM KDT
Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 9:52 PM KDT
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Buddha Snot (tm) candy
Topic: Japanese life
'Buddha' sweet has sour taste in Japan / 14 May
Priests at one of Japan's most famous temples have taken steps to block the sale of a sweet marketed as the "Snot from the nose of the Great Buddha"....

Posted by trek/taro at 11:39 AM KDT
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Thursday, May 13, 2004
Let's Foods Happy !

Happy foods!

Posted by trek/taro at 1:38 PM KDT
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Japan to ban 'Breeders'???
Topic: Japanese Tech
Hmmmm, I wonder what they plan to DO with that huge stock of bomb-grade plutonium they've been importing for use ing the fast breeders?

Japan nuclear panel to suggest dropping fast breeder reactors
Science: physical sciences news -AFP via Yahoo! May 11 2004 8:19AM GMT
...government panel is recommending a major shift in national nuclear energy policy away from developing fast breeder reactors to concentrating on conventional light-water reactor....

Posted by trek/taro at 12:18 PM KDT
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Racy bra for a losing nag
Topic: Japanese life
'Haru-urara' racehorse bra to promote ...Triumph has featured its decoratively embroidered bra of the popular heroine horse, loved not for her growing record of consecutive losses but for her determination. The bra also features a dye-technology that uses real carrots.


Posted by trek/taro at 11:18 AM KDT
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Wednesday, May 12, 2004
killer haiku
Topic: Japanese life
Sitting under the moonlight
At the right time,
Comes a gentle breeze.

War criminals' poems uncovered
The Japan Times: May 12, 2004

Posted by trek/taro at 11:58 AM KDT
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Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Silly gaijin

Full size JPEG:

Posted by trek/taro at 4:50 PM KDT
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Brewers blast boozing breastfeeders
Topic: Japanese life
Brewers warn breast feeders about booze risks
Mainichi Shimbun, May 11
Japan's major breweries will from June start adding warning labels directed at pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers about the risks alcohol consumption ...

Posted by trek/taro at 2:43 PM KDT
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Monday, May 10, 2004
She can play with my rod
Why Jpn fishing magazines are hot.

Via the The Shout OUT blog...

Posted by trek/taro at 6:40 PM KDT
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Friday, April 23, 2004
Geeky Japanese Case Mod
Via Akiba Hotline: It's a rather natty Thomas the Tank Engine project

Posted by trek/taro at 10:55 PM KDT
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Speed III: Right-wing bus bashes Chinese Consulate
Topic: Japanese life
Japan Right-Winger Rams Bus Into Chinese Consulate
Reuters - April 23
- - A member of a Japanese right-wing group rammed a bus into the Chinese consulate in western Japan on Friday, protesting over China's claims to the Senkaku Islands.... known as the Diaoyus in China

Posted by trek/taro at 5:18 PM KDT
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Dressmaking: Best way to extend a Japanese study visa
Topic: adviceS
Immigration officials search schools for illegal workers
(IHT/Asahi: April 22, 2004) Worried that foreign students are using vocational schools as a cover to work illegally in Japan, the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau searched 10 schools recently and found eight had problems accounting for their students. The schools were in Tokyo, Saitama and Tochigi prefectures. Many were dressmaking schools.... have seen a dramatic drop in Japanese students because there are fewer younger people due to a falling birthrate and the low popularity of sewing.
Foreign students are a godsend for school operators and possibly the future of the domestic industry for such products.

Posted by trek/taro at 3:16 PM KDT
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typical tokyo toe-wear
This is just your average pair of Tokyo shoes, hee, hee, really.

"I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!"

Posted by trek/taro at 1:17 PM KDT
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Tokyo high-jumper arrested after clearing 8ft!
Topic: Japanese life
Tokyo police nab high-rise burglar
Tokyo, , Apr. 22 (UPI) -- Tokyo police have arrested a man suspected of leaping from building to building and robbing them through unlocked upper-story windows.
Hiroyasu Tsuchiya, 47, is a former scaffolding worker...entered about 100 offices on the upper levels of buildings in Tokyo since last June, and stolen about $175,000.... jumped onto the balcony of a real estate company on the fourth floor of an office building April 8 from a neighboring building 8 feet away....

Posted by trek/taro at 12:53 PM KDT
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I hear Japanese voices in my head.
Topic: Japanese Tech
Hypersonic sound. This is a focused beam of sound used to deliver marketing noises or other messages in a very personal way. The sound is inaudible unless you walk into its narrow path.
---> New Scientist, " We hold these freedoms to be self-evident..."
It sounds entertaining.
Yes. It does have fun's sudden and it acts inside your head, as if you're hearing something through headphones..... installing this in soda machines right now on Tokyo's streets. As you walk past, you'll suddenly hear inside your head the sound of the ice cubes dropping into the glass and the soda making that "psst" can-opening noise. You are going to be startled, you won't know where the sound came from and then you'll realise, wow, I was just hijacked by an advertisement.

Posted by trek/taro at 12:42 PM KDT
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Wednesday, April 21, 2004
"It's me, send money" scam in Japan
Topic: Japanese life
'It's me' scammers dupe same woman twice
Mainichi/MDN, April 21, 2004
WAKAYAMA -- A woman fell victim to a pair of "it's me, send money" fraudsters twice after the scammers told her that the money she had deposited into their account was not enough,.... 54-year-old woman from Naga, Wakayama Prefecture, received a call ....from a young man who said he had been caught by a moneylender and was going to be taken away if he didn't pay..... the woman deposited about 1.4 million yen into the account. Later the same man called back and said the amount the woman had deposited was not enough, so the woman reportedly deposited a further 1.5 million yen into the account.
See also Captain Japan on this "ore ore sagi" scam.

Posted by trek/taro at 4:15 PM KDT
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