Monday, July 25, 2005

Scooping Gaijinbiker
It seems to be all the rage, let's report on Japanese news.

What's the worst thing to happen to white trash in recent banking history? The combination of ATMs with slot machines:

A bank based here has come up with an unusual way to attract customers to its automatic teller machines -- by installing slot games in them.
From Aug. 8, Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank will introduce slot games in ATMs that give customers the chance to win back bank fees or cash.
It's become even harder to burn one's paycheck on sake and karaoke, thanks to the overwhelming temptation to spend it all right where you withdraw it.

1 comment:

GaijinBiker said...

I saw that one and let it pass. There are dozens of interesting Japanese and Asian stories I come across every day, but since I try generally not to be a "link blog" (not that there's anything wrong with that), most of them slip through the net.

For example:

Do softcore-porn ads on Tokyo subways encourage groping?

Japanese politicians don't like Grand Theft Auto either.

Going to college in China is about to become a lot more fun.

There are Guardian Angels in Tokyo, but they don't have much to do.

Japan is trying to make condoms fun.

Of course, if you'd like to see me blog about a particular news item, you can always email me about it. I appreciate tips to good material.