Stuff I Say

Stuff That Happened in Japan Recently

Posted in Japan by 51future on May 27, 2008

Cannibis Blunder at Tokyo Airport

An unwitting passenger arriving at Japan’s Narita airport has received 142g of cannabis after a customs test went awry, officials say.

Manpei Tanaka is my hero: “I knew that using passengers’ bags is prohibited, but I did it because I wanted to improve the sniffer dog’s ability.”

If only more people were willing to go so far to succeed.

Japanese Man Stalks Toll-Free Hotline to Hear Woman’s Voice

This guy racked up 3100 hours between 16 months and 600 phone calls– all to listen to the voice on an automated guidance tape.

“He gets excited by the woman’s voice on the guidance tape,” the spokesman said, adding that the voice sounded normal to the detective who was involved in the investigation.

Chris Odate on Facebook

I updated my movies on Facebook to include the excellent Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and clicked it to see if anyone else had that down as one of their favorite movies. This took me to Chris’ profile. He’s in the Japan network, but really the important thing here is the fact that his profile is about as close to MySpace as you can get without actually going there. It’s really terrible.

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