NNJ 26: Puro Creepy Guy Bull

What’s happening in PuroLand next month, and why.

The creepy dude report, in a serious way, and then in a not so serious way.

A quit follow up on some stories that refuse to die.

Then a big change in cow rights.

NNJ 26

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The images promised in today’s episode:

Some Hello Kitty scary food you can get next month, should you survive.

Seriously, this is Hello Kitty

Our public fetish friend who you can follow on twitter.

and his friend who you can’t.

 

2020 Olympic Mascots

Look like they will meld into robots and save the world.

Here they are in action.

Thank you for the stats

In just a few months NinjaNewsJapan has seen a lot of growth. People are recommending it and doing all the supporting things you need to grow without me begging them to do it. January 2018 was a record month as NNJ surpassed my other, much longer running podcast

Surprisingly, I’m super happy about it.

I’ll keep doing my best, and hopefully improve throughout 2018. Thank you to everyone.

Black Chips

At the beginning of this new year there was a bit of a brew ha ha as people got all worked up about a comedian on an annual special coming out in Blackface. The theme was cop shows and movies, thus one of the leads wanted to be Axel Foley, which could only be done in full make up. Take a gander:

It set people off. I have had this conversation with Japanese people before and they just don’t get it overall. Most people see it as emulation or imitation as a form of flattery and any explanation to the contrary is received with confused looks. Not sharing or understanding that history makes the issue difficult to understand.

Here is an interesting side note. There is this famous person in Japan who is primarily famous for being really tanned, which Japanese people often refer to as “black”. That was enough for him to get his own chip line:

See that white blotch? Those are his teeth. They’ve clearly darkened him up with make up, but they are’t trying to imply that he is mimicking a black person. Does this fall into the same category? I honestly have no idea. When they do a white frosted or yogurt covered chip we can explore my outrage.

Christmas Pepsi

It’s Christmas in Japan and the Pepsi Corporation wants to celebrate by giving you a present. A new flavor.

The bottle just says “Christmas Cola” and the contents are white. What does Christmas taste like?

Cream soda mixed with cake batter. Honestly, not pleasant. This comes from someone who thinks Pepsi tastes good.