Tama-chan promoted to Super Station Chief after one year as regular Station Chief. Gets new house. interview LetsJapan: What did you do before you were appointed Stationmaster? Tama-chan : I was being taken care of by an old lady who owned a shop next to Kishikawa station. LJ: She provided for you. Tc: Yeah. She
Strap-on this handy spare wheel holder and you’ll always have a big wheel when you need it. But that’s not all! The Viva Hula can also be used as a mini-scooter! Just tilt your tummy to steer through crowds. And the Biba Fura’s patented Swiveltation® technology helps you lose weight! About JPY 4,000. Learn more
Domino’s Pizza apologizes for price increases with a flier attached to it’s pizza boxes (left). It states that due to the worldwide cost increases of flour, cheese and oil, Dominos suddenly had to raise prices. Except these three pizzas will remain at the old price. Kentucky Fried Chicken apologizes for a 20-yen per piece increase.
Will Chisato Kon, from Aomori-shi, be the next worldwide Voice of McDonald’s? More than 3,600 McDonald’s crew and managers from 53 countries entered the Voice of McDonald’s II singing contest. The deadline was in Sept 2007. The first prize winner receives a $25,000 prize, but no recording contract. The finals will be held at McDonald’s
Disposable deodorizing high-absorbent polymer “pet toilet sheets”. A friend’s who’s family is often too busy to walk the dog told me about this time-saving product. Convenience is emphasized in the marketing.The few similar items found online outside Japan are marketed with emphasis as a training aid, to eventually have the dog relieve itself outdoors. (left,
ABC Cooking Studio is offering two desserts created from ABC recipes, at Seven Eleven stores in Japan. The fresh ?Creme Earl Grey? and ?Grapefruit Yogurt Mousse? packages include QR codes to access the product recipe online using a cell phone. (Once you have the URL, you can also view the web page on your PC.)
To attract interest from homemakers and young women, and to improve its image, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force is publishing navy recipes on its website. The MSDF is posting recipes for two dishes each week. Recipes for Japanese, Western and Chinese dishes that are served in the navy are being revealed. The original recipes