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Japan using Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf to teach English

The BBC reports that Fukuoka Prefecture is turning to Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf for English practice in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.

Teachers in Fukuoka Prefecture have been using Fawlty Towers and Red Dwarf to get students used to hearing spoken English. It raises the prospect of a generation of Japanese students sounding like Basil, Sybil or even Manuel. – BBC

I wonder if there will be an increase in tourists being called “smeg heads” or “cheating, weaselly, low-life scum buckets”?

And I can’t talk about Red Dwarf without mentioning my favorite character.

Duane Dibbley!

Japan Rent-a-friend

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I’d Buy Tea From this Guy

I have no idea what he’s doing with his shirt?!

Obaachans Bring the 24K Magic

It wouldn’t surprise me if they were from Osaka :D

Osaka Ball Pit Bar

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Osaka has just launched its first ever ball pit bar. I guess the drinks come with the lids so you can’t spill, but I imagine that would be the least of my concerns when lounging it a pile of balls with drunk strangers.

Dive doesn’t have any tables or chairs, just a giant pit filled with over 20,000 colorful orbs for patrons to plunge into. There are all-you-can-drink rates for sixty to ninety minutes depending on the day, and the booze is served with lids so people don’t spill them in the ball pit. – Kotaku

Oh Osaka, don’t change.

Make Everything Smell Like Cat Head

Photo from Kotaku

Photo from Kotaku

Of course the Japanese invented a spray that makes everything smell like cat head.

The head of Yamamoto Perfumery, Mr. Yamamoto himself, spent four months of series research, going from cat cafe to cat cafe sniffing different feline’s heads. – Kotaku

Even the cat is like “What the?!”

Japan’s Chicken McNugget Meal

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It looks like Japan just introduced a 48 piece Chicken McNugget meal. And of course it comes in a bucket.

The offer is for a limited time only. It’s available only in Niigata Prefecture and part of a promotional tie-up with the the newly launched pop group NGT48, the Niigata-based spin-off of the massively popular idol unit AKB48. – Kotaku

But where is the 1 litre tub of honey mustard dipping sauce?

Osaka Bang – Best Street Game Ever

This is why I love Osaka. I may have to try this out and see if it works :D

The Shabu Shabu Spirit

I’ve only been out for shabu shabu once, but from this video I now know that I totally blew it!

Learn to Use Chopsticks with Chopstick Man

I’m not a chopstick expert. It is always a little depressing when Stacey receives complements for her chopstick skills while I get little more than a silent stare. I guess I’m doing it so wrong that there is no help for me. Until now that is. Now we have Chopstick Man to show us how it’s done!

By the way Chopstick Man, why so grumpy all the time? Is it because of my deplorable chopstick skills? Please don’t be angry with me Mr. Chopstick Man :(