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October 11, 2004 12:01 AM

Broken: Japanese pizza sign

Cimg0258Kenny Kato writes from Japan:

I went into a bakery at a train station in Odawara, Japan. It was very accommodating to English speakers, as just about everything written in Japanese had an English translation right under or next to it. However, I saw one sign on a clay pizza oven that seemed a bit strange. The Japanese text warns not to touch the oven because of the high temperature, but the English translation does not seem to imply the same amount of caution.


They may be accommodating to English-speakers, but, based on the recent evidence, they might not like them much.

Posted by: Thorny at October 11, 2004 12:21 AM

The Piza, Piza, Piza sign is not a translation for foreigners. Lots of Japanese products have english words on them meant entirely for Japanese consumers, it's like french words on menus here. Given the bright colors, and different mood of this sign from the one above it I'd say it was just posted for sales purposes.

Course I haven't been to Japan in 15 years and never learned to read it so I could certainly be full of shit.

Posted by: billc at December 14, 2004 07:58 PM

Me want Pizza! *burn* OW!!! That pizza don't like me!

Posted by: Shadyman at December 22, 2004 01:24 AM

I just kepp thinking aabout teenage muttant ninja turtles when ever i c this. pizza! pizza! pizza! was their first word so it just reminded me of the movie. and yes i'm a very big nerd.

Posted by: angel of music at January 22, 2005 11:18 AM

All I can do is laugh.

Posted by: Ethan Skinner at April 25, 2005 07:54 PM

Fat americans won't care if they have to burn themselves to get their pizza

Posted by: no one at May 26, 2005 06:04 PM

Well, americans aren't the only ones who speak english,

but I agree this must show some kind of distrust.

Posted by: orange_kiwifruit at July 21, 2005 03:07 AM

(sound Homer Simpson makes) Pizza (that sound again)

Posted by: Timm at December 5, 2005 06:36 AM

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