A bevy of stories about that most public of institutions, schools. Also, the weird people that seem to orbit them. There is, of course, uniform theft.
Look like they will meld into robots and save the world.
Here they are in action.
Learn about the single most common scam in Japan along with some other nefarious individuals.
It’s all about the rules governing the porn industry in Japan, so you know you are interested.
Laws, you need to know about them. Some are scary, some are strange and some are just downright bad.
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.
Catching up with a few stories before they fall through the cracks and get forgotten. If you forget about the obsessing about how to carry around your own bodily fluids, it’s just like the real news.
Two news stories about people who just couldn’t seem to keep themselves in check. The overall moral is because someone is good at something doesn’t mean they are a good person.
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.