This is funny moive, I really understand this atmosphere.
I could know this funny blog by Ron's post on facebook. Since a few years ago, wearable blanket seems to be popular as winter home wear. I don't think it's cool but it will be warm, 買っちゃおうかな. Anyway here is a crazy one.
I laughed a lot on this post "Pictures: Terrible Kanji Tattoos With Their English Translations ", but I can tell most of tattoo are not Japanese, they are Chinese. Chinese character and Japanese Kanji is some are same but some are different, actually Chinese are more than Japanese, then instead of that we use Katakana and Hiragana. Anyway funny, I love this one.
This is a sad story, 18 people jumped into the train in JR ShinKoiwa station for only two years (close "once in a month"). There are a few reason the station is choose like this. Narita express goes through at 100km/hour speed. Since train platform curve gently, train driver can't see even suspicious person stand on the edge around front and can't slow down. And I have to say people knew Shin Koiwa is well known as suicide spot, so people know they can make it. Then the station try to protect it by with utmost effort. It's a little bit abnormal.
They set blue panel on the roof and make the station brighter than other station,also blue light has calm down effects. Then there are a lot of panels and ads to counseling center. But now they know they need home doors even costs money a lot.
In Enoshima, there is a famous shop of "Tako Senbei". Tako Senbei is pressed octopus and a little bit flour.
Nifty Portal Z has this post, they make "press food" by hot plate and iron. :-)Interesting idea to make chips!
I read NEET means "Not in Education,Employment or Training" in the UK. In Japan,In Japan it means 15-34 years old people are neither working nor finding job.Such NEETS made a company "NEETS company". NPO 中小企業共和国 planed and helped this project since this summer. When they had presentation meeting on the Internet in June, over 3000 people watched it, after that they had real meetings and discussions. then finally about 170 people are left to make the plan real. All members are board member, there is no manager, no president, no relationship between employer and employee. And also almost no rule. Coz they don't want to shrink their new and free idea and imagination. Each members choose and join the activities plan which they have interesting. They have over 30 business plan already. Each board member invests 6000yen, so initial capital is about million yen.I think this is very interesting trial.
It's an old article thought, I didn't know we have special guts!. But to be honest with you, I don't think I ate sushi in October. Maybe I ate small nigiri set for lunch once. Even in Japan good sushi is expensive and in my work situation, I eat Chinese, Korean more than Japanese for lunch. One of them is Bairan Yakisoba. Fried noodle covered sauce. This is delicious.
This in interesting article. "10 odd facts about the Yakuza". Actually most Japanese don't know about Yakuza, some are new for me too, don't know it is true or not thought.
Do you know Munenori Kawasaki? We call him "Munrin". He was a major baseball player of Toronto Blue Jays but now he is a free agent. But he is loved by people in Toronto because of his outgoing, charming character.
It started in October last year. Someone by the name of "Death in mourning dress" sent threat by letter "I hate Fujimaki(writer of Kuroko's Bsketball), he knew me, he destroyed my life" with some suspicious white powder to several companies, medias and schools that Fujimaki graduated. Also "Death in mourning dress" set the bad smell liquid in a Sophia university with the paper "I hate Fujimaki". Those series of threats were reported on TV everyday. But after October, the threat was calm down gradually.
In January in 2013, "The Monster with 801 Faces" appeared on 2ch and he said he was one of this criminal group. He added some threats on 2ch but suddenly he declared pausing of series of the threat once.
Then in October 2013. "The Monster with 801 Faces" has started it again. This time, targets were changed to products related to Koroko's bascketball like DVD, Book, Snacks etc,. Convenient stores Seven Eleven Japan and Sanks K removed the snacks from the store coz they got letters about poisoning to snacks. The largest software shop TSUTAYA started to remove all DVD and mangas this week coz they got life-threatening words for customers and the letter required to TSUTAYA that they should have removed all by November 3rd. In the recent threat letter was sent to the Sankei Shinbun, in that latter "The Monster with 801 Faces" talks about the "X-DAY". He( or they) will do something big in November 4th. We don't know what will happen or not happen, we are worried about the Sophia university has school festival and November 4th is the last day of it. Here is an article in English.
As famous threat case, I remember very well Glico Morinaga case. Because Glico and Morinaga snacks dissappears from the stores once and security camera took the criminal once, he had very thin eyes and we called him "fox eyes guy". The Glico Morinaga case is one of big unsolved case.