Tokyo Damage Report

Archive for April, 2010

TRANSLATION OF 2006 JOHNNY’S JIMUSHO EXPOSE

This article is from the 2006 issue of “heisei nippon no tabuu taizen” (Modern Japan’s taboo journalism collection of 2006). Sort of the Japanese equivalent of the “top censored stories of 2006” like they have in America.   It’s a pretty awesome fuck-you to both Johnny and the whole mass-media, but it’s from a tabloid, […]

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updatezzz

1) I'm back. Shit was funny for a while. Moved to a new server. 2) updated the tokyo tour guide page with no less than ten new shops: art books , Carnivale costumes, kitsch museums, body piercing bars, haunted houses. . . . There's around 135 places in it now! Including a whole section on […]

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folk art

Random posters:     The poster's mascot above respresents . . . .guess what? A municipality is seeking a mascot! $3,000 to the resident who draws the new mascot. What are the odds that the mascot they choose isn'T half as cool as ms. Mystery Egg here? Below: a parrot warns you to not play […]

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you might be unable to access this site for a few days.

Trying to transfer domain name and move to new server. When I get back: D.S.B.'s last show. Translation of an article exposing Johnny's Jimusho More strange mascots. Bizzare anti-crime posters. Substantial updates to the tour guide.   Spread the venom Hide Sites

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I need some .php tech help?

Sorry for a non-Japan post. Right now I'm using Bluehost for my server. They are a rather sorry bunch. My web-host contract with them expires in a couple of weeks. I want to move my wordpress site to phpwebhosting.com. But the problem is,  this blog is wordpress, which is a .php thing. Which everyone tells […]

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cps / sex:virgin killer / FxIxD / marbullmen / nanox

Jan 19th @ NAKANO MOON-STEP:   marbullmen a Marbullmen play very generic thrash. The singer and one guitarist go berzerk but mostly it is meh. It's possible that – if there was a big audience moshing – they could have been enjoyable. But on the other hand, thrash without stop-start breaks or mosh parts or […]

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shitamachi

In Japanese, shitamachi (下町) literally means "lower city" – in other words, down by the river. But it's as much an economic distinction as a geographical one: shitamachi neighborhoods tend to be ramshackle and full of collapsing buildings. (of course, the "new trendy" sections of Tokyo are often full of super expensive apartments the size […]

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