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Harbinger of Noise

June 16th, 2010

Uh oh…

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  1. June 16th, 2010 at 10:58 | #1

    bwahahaahaha Enjoy!

  2. Anonymous
    June 17th, 2010 at 09:03 | #2

    Not sure what this sign means, Luis.
    Is it a political district poster? I just see a bunch of numbers…


  3. Luis
    June 17th, 2010 at 10:45 | #3

    Yep. When these things go up, it means an election is coming near. And with elections come weeks of loudspeaker trucks, running through every small lane and drive, through apartment complex ways and parking garages, blaring pithy and inane greetings and solicitations at obnoxious decibels, day in and day out, from sunrise to sunset. It’s enough to drive you completely batty.

  4. Troy
    June 17th, 2010 at 10:51 | #4

    This board is a centralized place for candidates to affix their posters for the coming upper house election. Every three years half the seats are up for reelection. There are many slots because Tokyo selects 5 seats directly:


    Plus another 48 seats are awarded to the parties to divide up based on the proportion of their share of the vote, or something. I have no idea how this works.

    One of the nice things about living in Japan was not having to care about the elections.

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