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This is a photo of the instructions posted on the inside of a sliding restroom stall door in the Takamatsu airport.

Believe it or not, the (not-pictured Step 2 of the) instructions were actually useful because the lock was like some sort of logic puzzle where you have to figure out the exact direction and angle at which two pieces of metal engage and disengage.

While conceptually a good idea to save space in those tiny airport restrooms (when was the last time you saw a stall as big as the one in the diagram?), this door proved more novelty than useful.

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This pair of courtesy phones (look closely for the other cord hanging down on the other side of the glass) is at the Takamatsu airport, on the glass wall separating the pre-security check-in area and the post-security boarding gate area.

It’s basically a prison phone so you can talk to people on the other side without having to deal with going out of and back into the secure area.

Neat idea, eh?

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I took this photo at an airport Pizza Hut in Guam that is frequented by throngs of Japanese tourists.

The names of the coins are on the left, and the values are printed on the right.

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Here\'s the type of box the hash was inWhile training drug-sniffing dogs at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, two Japanese customs officials routinely put drugs in regular passengers’ luggage instead of the specially marked training bags they were supposed to have been using. Until May 25th, the dogs in training had always found the drugs. As the bag was unmarked and on a moving conveyor belt, the 124 grams of hash planted by the officer were lost almost immediately when not detected by the dog.

I know it’s not as timely as it might have been, but it’s no less funny. The “recipient” of the drugs was eventually found at a Tokyo area hotel, without even realizing their bag had been tampered with. Incidentally, the image you see was taken from the news as reported by Asahi, one of Japan’s largest brewers and beverage makers. 🙂

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