Japanese life

Somehow, somewhere I found a link to Mainichi Daily News, an English-language website of a Japanese newspaper.

It’s a fascinating window into Japan. In Japan, apparently, ‘Office ladies’ put dishwater and laxatives into their male bosses’ coffee, and cats eat old womens’ toes and, after years of oppression, people with large feet are cool again.

The articles are hilarious partly because the writers, though excellent in English, have slightly different styles than a native speaker.

Example:

Japan has given the boot to the centuries old idea of finding dinky feet a turn-on and now huge hooves on dainty dames are sexy, according to Josei Seven (10/20).

It’s kind of like 1940’s hard-edged movie journalism-ese or private-eye jargon.

 


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