Foreign celebrities messages to Japan

14 Apr

Lady Gaga, the American singer arrived in Tokyo yesterday to promote a new album or perform a concert.

I’m not a fan of Lady Gaga. I’m not sure why she came here exactly. I wouldn’t have given her arrival here a second thought…until I saw what she did to her arm and purse.

Before her flight landed in Tokyo, Lady Gaga had someone (probably a Japanese passenger on the same flight) write on her arm and her white handbag (that was probably an expensive designer brand) in Japanese カタカナ (“katakana“) script.

And then she paraded through Japan’s Narita Airport showing off her bag with 「アイ ラブ スモール モンスター  東京ラブ」 (“I love small monster. Tokyo love“) written in black permanent marker on it, and her arm with 「アイ ラブ リトル モンスター」 (“I love little monster“) written on it.

Whatever that’s supposed to mean!!

Many foreign celebrities come to Tokyo and show off tattoos, or T-shirts with Japanese writing.

“I love little monster” written on your arm or 「一番」 (“Number One“) on your T-shirt is just as ridiculous in Japanese in Japan as it is in English in a “western country”.

「一番」 ("Number one") T-shirt

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12 Responses to “Foreign celebrities messages to Japan”

  1. Sir Pent April 16, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    I’ve stopped by a few times, just didn’t have anything constructive to add.

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    • tokyo5 April 16, 2010 at 11:38 am #

      Well, I enjoy reading your comments every time.

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  2. Sir Pent April 14, 2010 at 10:55 am #

    She is one of these new breed of pop-celebrities. They have ONE song on the radio and suddenly they are all over the media.
    I think I’ve told you before that I enjoy all music genres, including pop…but Gaga’s music I just do NOT understand at all. I don’t want to say it’s crappy, it’s just bland and mediocre.

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    • tokyo5 April 14, 2010 at 11:08 am #

      Oh, Sir-Pent-さん, I was wondering when you were gonna come back to my site. 😉

      >They have ONE song on the radio and suddenly they are all over the media.

      Yeah, the internet seems to have made the general public’s attention span much shorter!

      >Gaga’s music I just do NOT understand at all.

      I’ve only heard one of her songs. It didn’t sound any different from an average “Top 40” pop song, to me.

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  3. cooochoo April 14, 2010 at 1:54 am #

    Gaga calls her fans little monsters, so I guess that’s for them.

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    • tokyo5 April 14, 2010 at 2:56 am #

      >Gaga calls her fans little monsters

      That’s a bit odd, I think.

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  4. Tornadoes28 April 14, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    I was thinking the same thing about tats. I would have loved it if the person wrote something silly on her arm as a joke.

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    • tokyo5 April 14, 2010 at 2:56 am #

      >I would have loved it if the person wrote something silly on her arm as a joke.

      You mean sillier than “I love little monster”? 😉

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      • Tornadoes28 April 14, 2010 at 4:24 am #

        Yeah, something like “I look like an idiot.” 🙂

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      • tokyo5 April 14, 2010 at 10:50 am #

        Well, that would be heartless…especially since everyone in the airport except her would be able to read it.

        Besides, what she had written on herself does the job just fine. 😉

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  5. Tornadoes28 April 14, 2010 at 1:30 am #

    What the hell is she wearing? She looks like an idiot.

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    • tokyo5 April 14, 2010 at 1:39 am #

      Her outfit isn’t nearly as bad as the bizarre message on her bag and arm.

      And many American celebrities have tattoos nowadays, don’t they?
      It’s not “cool” or “wild” when everyone has one…in my opinion.

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