In your country, do vending machines give weather forecasts and recommend a drink for you based on your gender and estimated age ( using facial recognition software) like here in Japan?
We can also pay for the drinks by using our train commute IC cards.
Do you like Megadeth?
They have a new album coming out.
Did you know that their former guitarist, Marty Friedman, is fluent in Japanese and that he quit the band some years ago and has been living in Tokyo since?
Marty Friedman is on TV here as I’m writing this post.
Anyways, here’s the title track from the upcoming Megadeth album “Super Collider” :
Yesterday, 2013 April 19, was the 116th birthday of the world’s oldest living person … Jiroemon Kimura of Japan.
Mr. Kimura was born on 1897 April 19th.
Tokyo Disneyland opened on 1983 April 15th … thirty years ago today.
I can’t believe how fast time flies!
When I first came to Japan, Tokyo Disneyland was only seven years old.
Tokyo Disneyland is calling this year, 2013, the “Happiness Year”.
Have you ever been to Tokyo Disneyland or any of the world’s Disney parks?
More and more McDonalds in Japan have begun offering delivery service called “McDelivery“.
Does McDonalds offer delivery service in your country? Have you ever used it?
I have used pizza delivery, ramen delivery and sushi delivery…but I still have never used Kentucky Fried Chicken or McDonalds delivery?
What types of food can be delivered in your country?
And, just like the pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other delivery services in Japan, McDonald’s McDelivery have company mopeds that are used to deliver the food.
Here’s a なぞなぞ (Japanese riddle).
Can you guess the answer?
(What type of sushi has an unknown price?)
Write your answer in the comment section of this post.
I’ll put the correct answer here soon.
edited: 2013 April 11
Here is the answer (there are two possible answers):
First, the more common answer is:
「いくら」 (fish roe)
This is because 「いくら」 is pronounced “ikura” and is “fish roe”, which is a possible topping on sushi.
But also 「いくら」 (ikura) is the Japanese for “What is the price?“
Another possible answer is:
「はまち」 (Yellowtail Tuna)
This is also a possible answer to the riddle because 「はまち」 is another possible sushi topping, and it’s pronounced hamachi which sounds similar (with a Japanese pronunciation) to the English phrase “How much?“
McDonalds in Japan have been trying to get more weekday breakfast customers lately.
Awhile back, they offered free menu items, such as an Egg McMuffin or hash browns, to customers who come in for breakfast on a Monday.
This month, McDonalds Japan is having a very unusual campaign to try to boost Monday breakfast sales.
If you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 8, you will be given a free pack of chewing gum.
If you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 15, you will be given a free bottle of shampoo.
If you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 22, you will be given a free pack of skin cream.
And if you come in for breakfast on Monday, 2013 April 29, you will be given a free can of Sprite soft-drink.