Guy Who Lays Things Out

I have made jokes about the guy who lays things out before. He is a mythical hero. Then the myth becomes reality because I don’t need to make jokes about the following display, I can honestly appreciate the effort.

There has been so many underwear thief stories that I have avoided them on ninjanewsjapan.com but then something happens, something magical.

Someone comes along and just puts in that extra effort, as in the following display of pilfered underwear where The Guy Who Lays Things Out went through the effort of not just laying out the underwear by category, but by laying them out in a gradient. Please, take a moment out of your day and think, did I put this much effort into my work today?

Guy Who Lays Things Out

There have been several news stories in recent Ninja News Japan episodes about the uptick in cannabis usage in Japan. This comes to our attention primarily through arrests and announcements of the volume of the devils cabbage that have been confiscated by Police.

Needing to make a grand ceremony of the triumph of justice, the Police called in the guy who lays things out.

You can see it was quite a take. To increase the impact while saving space the guy who lays things out overlayed the bags of prepared jazz tobacco, then added in measuring equipment and materials as a centerpiece before moving on to the ziploc bags. Label out for a little cross promotion. My favorite element is the single back in a bucket, which brings a relate able touch to the whole presentation. Well done.

Guy Who Lays things out

These were discarded CD’s from a forest which led to two arrests. AKB fans buy hundreds of CD’s for the voting tickets to elect their favorite to the lead position. The election won’t happen this year because of the assault scandal.

Guy who lays things out made some interesting choices here. He wanted to demonstrated his skills at laying things out evenly on a blue tarp, but also wanted to juxtapose that with the anarchic nature of thousands of CD’s being dumped in the forest. The balance leaves me breathless as we see both his organizational prowess and true understanding of communicating the feeling to his audience.#ninjanewsjapan #guywholaysthingsout

NNJ 58: It’s Valentines, don’t kill dogs

Some idols try to rip you off, I mean, more than normal. 

Taro Aso, from last week, didn’t get through the whole 7 days before he had to apologize. 

We learn a lot more about hair than you would think for an audio medium and it’s time to get Valentine’s day right.

@NinjaNewsJapan



Our idols in the bath:

Our idols in the bath

Idols amazed by products they have used many times before
Our dude lays out some sweet kicks

I got you

It’s a bit hard to see, but here is a poster demonstrating one of the ways the police subdue criminals here, but in this case it’s actually train station staff grabbing some dude who didn’t pay his train fare.

To minimize contact and risk of injury they have these big claws. Two cops can get one on either side and you’re basically stuck.

They might also be able to heimlich you.

Dude…dude

Okay, simply, fuck you dude. I get Japan is a tight place and space is at a premium, but you’re being a dick.

It’s like he’s making manspreading into an extreme sport.

Seriously serious

You know you take your mobile gaming seriously when you use two devices at the same time. I couldn’t figure out if he was playing two different games, playing with himself, or using one for information on the other. Illegally taking his photo was as much a risk as I could justify.

Drinks that were drunk

Seasonal drinks, all kinds of local branding, this is something that Japanese people, and people that visit Japan love. I got sucked in from my first days and now check the changing of the season with whatever drinks that are on offer.

Pepsi basically makes a unique drink bi-annually, but is that a good thing?

It’s Pepsi, but it had a slightly different aftertaste. Spicer would be appropriate since that is relative.

At the same time they came out with the J-cola midnight, which they recommended you drink after you take an evening bath instead of your Japanese tea.

This still had caffeine in it, so if you were planning on going to bed, plan on at least staying up…until midnight.

 

You don’t need to come up with a new flavor to reel people in. When Coke branded their bottles with people’s names, sales went way up. Here they also have the locally branded version, hoping that you will feel the need to travel all over Japan to complete your collection.

It tasted like coke, but from Nagoya.