Category: Media

Top 10 at-work pranks that get employees fired in Japan

Summer wave of "part-timer terror" Part-time workers at convenience stores and fast-food outlets in Japan have been pulling stunts at work and posting photos of their pranks on twitter, Facebook and blogs. Embarrassed companies are issuing apologies and closing shops to clean up equipment and restock shelves tainted by the so called  "baito tero" –

Real life in Tokyo following Fukushima and the earthquake

Shoppers in Tokyo, March 25, 2011   We’ve been having some troubles here in Japan.  Maybe you’ve heard. I’ve written some articles about the earthquake and the coverage of the tsunami and the Fukushima nuclear reactors. You can read my reports here: March 25, 2011 Op-Ed: Tokyo OK, foreign media’s sensational coverage shameful March 16,

McDonald’s Celebrates 3th and Counting

  McDonald’s discount coupons from outlet in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. This seems to be the standard coupon issued for McDonald’s outlets celebrating their third year of doing business. More 3th in Japan: dancers; fish; dog; the dentist; hair; kitchening. And from Korea. Counting ordinal numbers in Japan Other unique ordinal numbers available in Japan: 1th Jeans Websites Birthday

Digital TV Deer Arrested Naked in Tokyo Park

Mascot detained hours after replacing disgraced SMAP singer   The character that replaced SMAP singer Tsuyoshi Kusanagi in a government-related ad campaign has been arrested after being found prancing naked, drunk, and eating grass in a Tokyo park. The deer mascot "Chi-Dejika" is the official spokes-character for Japan’s National Association of Commercial Broadcasters PR campaign

Top 10 reasons SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Naked In Park

Singer Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of SMAP arrested drunk and nude in downtown Tokyo park Top 10 reasons SMAP’s Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Naked In Park 10. Hinokicho park looks like onsen. 9. Need cops’ blue plastic tarpaulin to save space for hanami viewing party. 8. Washing machine broken, wash jeans in creek. 7. Celebrate contract for 1,693rd TV

Shibuya Monkey Has Internet Café Home Address

  The Shibuya monkey is living in an internet café. These images and a video clip from a cell phone camera were sent anonymously to Lets Japan. These photos show the monkey entering a cyber café. The story of the Tokyo Shibuya monkey began August 20, 2008, when the unaccompanied Japanese macaque monkey ran wild in Shibuya train station

Earthquake Warnings via PC Pop-up or Dedicated Device

  Earthquake warnings pop up on computer screens in Japan for subscribers to the Urgent Earthquake Bulletin service from NTT telecommunications company. When a quake alert is issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the NTT service will automatically open an alert window on a personal computer screen. An alarm sounds, and the warning window displays

Three Months Of Monkey Madness

A wild monkey has been loose in Tokyo for three months. On Aug. 20 the Japanese macaque appeared in Shibuya station in Tokyo. Morning rush hour commuters cleared a path for more than 30 net-carrying cops who arrived to capture the ape. The monkey, then perched atop a ceiling-mounted timetable display, calmly watched the police