Tag: Japan

Mcd KDDI SoftBank Dictionary Needs

Three major companies publish advertisements and material containing misspelled words. The McDonald’s Japan McRIB sandwich wrapper "will makes you hungry". KDDI telecommunications is unsure about "your" and "you’re" in a newspaper ad, which has been published twice. And, when you use your Softbank mobile communications Mysoftbank web page, you are "logined".  related: McRIB Japan review

Baby On Board Planes Trains Automobiles

Baby in Belly Maternity marks are desirable in Japan. The so-called "maternity mark" tags and buttons worn by expectant mothers alert bystanders to their condition. Japan Airlines now offers maternity mark tags to pregnant women flying domestic routes. JAL is the first airline in Japan to offer the baby-in-belly tag. In 2006,  East Japan Railway

Nothing To Eat

Falsified Tainted or Aged? Food safety and mislabeling scandals in Japan, in alphabetical order. Beef Meat Hope president gets 4 years for scam (2008-03-20) SAPPORO (The Asahi Shimbun) – The district court here Wednesday handed a four-year prison term to the president of Meat Hope Co. for defrauding clients and consumers by mislabelling its products…The

Squeeze Tube Food

If it’s soft and edible, it’s available in a plastic squeezable tube in Japan. A squeeze-tube is the perfect delivery method for Snoopy Choco Whip. But would you normally expect these other items to be sold in soft plastic squeeze-it-out containers?   Snow Brand lard; margarine; condensed milk.  Youki products. Kewpie toast spreads; milk whip;

Foreigner Friendlier Area

www.housingjapan.com/rental-apartments-tokyo/renting-guide/Multicultural real estate agents To make renting an apartment easier for non-Japanese, and deal with discrimination by apartment landlords and owners, one prefecture in Japan is sponsoring an effort to establish a database of "multicultural" real estate agents. The government of Saitama Prefecture began it’s effort in 2006. There are now 113 multicultural real estate

Crocs Sandals Scarier Than You Thought

Stay Behind The Yellow Line Crocs sandals may sometimes get snagged in escalators in Japan and cause toe injuries, but other Crocs troubles have arisen. After several reports of Crocs-related escalator accidents in Japan, in April 2008, the Japan Ministry of  Economy, Tade and Industry asked Tokyo-based Crocs Asia Pte Ltd. to change the sandals‘

Monks Online, Ornate Hearses Decline

Discount Monks Comforting The traditional all-inclusive Buddhist funeral service held at temples is being challenged by lower-cost freelance monks. Obohsan.com is one of these independent-monk providers. It has 45 monks on it’s roster, enlightened in seven disciplines of Buddhism. Having a monk dispatched to a designated funeral service location cuts out the payment to a

Summer Time To Tattoo Hide

The fear that people who have a tattoo are associated with yakuza (Japanese mobsters) persists. Tattooed bodies can be bad for business, so onsens, private pools, sento community baths, water parks and places where shirts come off and shorts are worn either ban tattooed people from entry, or require them to stay covered-up. Stars and

Monthly Kimono Walk Brightens Streets

A group of people dressed in kimono stroll around traditional silk production areas to attract attention and help revitalize the silk industry. The Kawagoe Kimono Sanpo members walk around Kawagoe, Chichibu and Gyoda, Saitama Prefecture. The towns maintain a presence of the textile and traditional handicrafts industries. Participants include women in their 20s and a