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28 Aug
Dearest Leader, who is a perfect incarnation of the appearance that a leader should have…Kumamon 2016! Kumamon/くまモン【公式】 ‏@55_kumamon 2015-08-27 —くまモン体操でくまもとのPRだモン!会いにきてくまさってサンくまー☆  
27 Aug
Currently “Japanese” wine is made with imported concentrated grape juice from lower-cost locations like Chile and then chemically altered at massive Japanese factories (aka wineries). A new law will require wine labeled as “Japanese” to be wholly produced in Japan using domestically harvested grapes the size of golf balls and sweeter than a Coke. New … Continue reading New law will require Japanese wine labeled with a warning: “JAPANESE”!
22 Aug
To celebrate Jizo Bon (地蔵盆), on August 22 & 23rd, people make a pilgrimage to Ono-no-Takamura's (小野篁) 6 Jizo (in a… pic.twitter.com/yBqRW4tIls — Kyoto Daily Photo (@KyotoDailyPhoto) February 17, 2015 To celebrate Jizo Bon, on August 22 & 23rd, people make a pilgrimage to Ono-no-Takamura's six Jizo that are arranged in a vast circle around … Continue reading Jeeze…’Jizo’
15 Aug
Since today is Loser Day—August 15, 1945—Japan’s day of surrender of WWII, I’ll present this bit of fake post war trivia… Sunken Pillboxes Guarded Jap Coast Modern Mechanix magazine / March, 1947 embiggen
8 Aug
Pikachu Tairyo Hassei Chu—an Outbreak of Pikachus is scheduled to take place in Yokohama from August 8 to 18. One thousand dancing Pikachus will descend on the Minato Mirai bayside district of Yokohama—No telling what havoc they will cause!  
2 Aug
Now that Japan’s horrid, torrid Dog Days* are full force, I’ll present… Japanese Hat Parasol in Place with Ribbed Edge Extending Well over Wearer’s Shoulders via Mostly Forbidden Zone (tumblr) Rest-of-the-story…  
1 Aug
So, you’re going to take an August vacation in Japan? Don’t. Cue Good Morning, Vietnam — What’s the weather like out there? It’s hot. Damn hot! Real hot! Hottest things is my shorts. I could cook things in it. A little crotch pot cooking. — Well, can you tell me what it feels like. Fool, … Continue reading Are you planning an August vacation in Japan?
27 Jul
Last week was Eel Eating Day, Doyo-no-ushinohi, when folks here celebrate with the custom of eating grilled eel to gain stamina to beat the horrid heat of Japan. Only problem is the Japanese have eaten most of their endangered eels and now have resorted to substitutes… pottiiino.tumblr.com (Google Translate) Eel bread of Dog Days … … Continue reading Eel bread for the Dog Days
26 Jul
All the rage in Japan, ri-i-i-ght. What good is writing satirical news about Japan when reality is weirder? Moss-watching catching on among young women Kyodo News July 26, 2015 —NAGANO, Japan…  
25 Jul
It’s official, meh. Or, as one Olympics journalist quipped… the Tokyo 2020 logo, ″ looks like something you’d see at the top of a stereo manual from the 1980s″—The Infinite Curve.   Organizers reveal emblem for 2020 Tokyo Olympics The Japan Times | July 25, 2015More… Previous reports the craptacular 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen … Continue reading Logo for 2020 Tokyo Olympics, meh
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