"Locally grown for local consumption" is a common practice in many cities in Japan. Small plots of urban land dedicated to farming can be found in cities of all sizes. Kunio Tsubota of the Kyushu University Asia Centre writes in Urban Agriculture in Asia: Lessons from Japanese Experience "The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF)
Advertisements promoting US meat do not feature cows or pigs prominently in the ads. The Japan ad campaign features friendly farmers and happy families with few images of cattle or hogs. One US Meat Export Federation advertisement on a Tokyo train depicts a man – a farmer – standing among crops in a field. There
A cloud-shaped license plate issued by Matsuyama City is the first non-rectangular vehicle number plate in Japan. Rice-shaped license plates have been issued by Tome City, and Ueda City has produced a castle-shape number plate. Mount Fuji, Japan’s most famous landmark, is represented in a new rectangular license plate for cars and a mountain-shaped number
More Barack Obama tee shirts available from ClubT, a design-your-own tee shirt and goods website in Japan. Obama City, Japan: website; news and photo. Obama impersonator. Also see Obama Instant Tee Shirts.
A female member of a local government stars in a sexy DVD that goes on sale Nov. 19. Yuri Fujikawa, 28, a member of the Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, City Council appears in "Yuri Fujikawa DVD love navi Hachinohe " a gravure-style video, and "Hachinohe Photos Moe Navi (2000)" a photo book. Both products promote the
Is Former 1960’s TV Cartoon Character Sento-kun? Alien and former TV star The Great Gazoo seems to have been the inspiration for Nara city’s new mascot Sento-kun. Gazoo appeared as himself in a minor role on the popular American TV cartoon The Flintstones final season in 1965. Except for the occasional cameo in recent years,
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