30 November 2012

Japanese Priorities

The media in Japan is predicting a voter turnout of 200,000* people less than usual for this election because voting day is the same day Arashi concert goods go on sale in Tokyo.

I'd like to be dismissive and say people should care more about democratic processes blah, blah, blah but seriously, if I had the choice between voting for a PM who is just another grey-faced carbon copy of the last or of buying an OHNO SATOSHI UCHIWA, I know which one I'd pick.

The awesome is awesome!
Sure you could go to vote and then go to the goods line at Tokyo Dome but there is a possiblity that the limited edition Arashi headphone jack or the Arashi towel** or the Arashi hand mirror might SELL OUT.  The government has already sold out so who cares?

If the government really cared about voter turn out, I think they should contact Johnny's Entertainment before setting the date.  Or put a polling booth at Tokyo Dome.

NOTE: Please don't think I'm trying to be ironic or tongue-in-cheek about this.  I really would go to the Arashi goods line rather than vote.  In fact, I am dying a little bit inside that I cannot fly to Japan for this concert! 

If you are not voting and wanting to spend some time hanging around chicks all day, you could always go along and buy me some goods :) 

Or maybe you have a couple of grand stashed away that you really need to get rid of... so I can go to the concert and buy my own goods...

*200,000 = people going to the concert that day, people not going to the concert that day who are not going to the concert but want to get in early to buy goods and people who have travelled to Tokyo for the concert on other nights and can't be stuffed doing absentee votes.

** No, 4 Arashi towels are NOT enough.


  1. I have seen you post enough about Arashi that I am going to find out what all the fuss is about. One off two things will happen; I will join the masses and fall in love with Arashi or I may still wonder what the fuss is about...

    To Be Continued...

    1. I was going to make some recommendations but I think I'll turn it into a post rather than a detailed comment. Their older variety shows are freaken hilarious - the first time I started watching them, I laughed so much I ended up with a migraine!

  2. If they set up a polling booth at the concert and gave out a free uchiwa to all voters, I think the'yd have an all-time record turn out!

    1. Hells yeah.

      Pretty much everyone in Japan votes for Mannequin 5 - maybe the pollies could take a lesson from that.

  3. Arashi or no Arashi, hardly anyone seems to vote here anyway, at least the fans have an excuse. This time around, I am quite worried that the Ishihara/Hashimoto combo might actually form part of a coalition simply because they are less grey than the other choices. MatsuJun for Prime Minister, I say (mostly because I can't remember the others' names, although I do watch their show sometimes because it is actually really funny)

    1. Japan would be a much prettier place for having MatsuJun as PM. Instead of grey concrete, there would be sparkles and rainbows.


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