Tokyo Blog, Tokyo Story

The blog of Stephen David Smith, Tokyo, Japan 2014

Popping Out For Supplies

Japan has some funny names for confectionery and soft drinks. I’m sure for people who have been over here for any amount of time, the novelty has worn off. Not for me.

A: I’m shooting down the combini, want anything getting?
B: Yeh, actually. Get me some ‘Country Ma’am’, ‘Crunky Pop Joy’, and a bottle of ‘Calpis’.
A: They don’t have ‘Calpis’ at this one.
B: Dammit. OK, get me a bottle of ‘Sweat’.

 

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