Please refrain from using the bathroom alone

Tokyo Richmond Hotel Engrish sign board

What they mean is “please refrain from using the bathroom only”, or in other words… bathroom is for hotel guests only.

Japanese word for “only” can also means alone but out of context when the wrong choice is made when translated.

Apparently the Richmond Hotel is located in Asakusa, a popular tourist destination in Tokyo; and many of the tourists flocked in to use the toilet.

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Futuristic railway station safety gates

Railway station safety gates with a bit of futuristic element (by the look).

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Inside Fukushima nuclear reactor evacuation zone

Japanese journalist Tetsuo Jimbo ventured through the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant evacuation zone on April 3…

The Japanese government has issued the evacuation order on March 12 for the residents living within the 20km radius of the nuclear plant which was in danger of meltdown after being struck by earthquake and tsunami.

The radiation level (max at 112μSv/hour) in the video was well beyond legal limit, but should pose no significant health risk for short term exposure.

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Japan earthquake and tsunami

Death toll estimated over 10000. My heart goes to people in Japan.

Japan earthquake and tsunami

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Japanese hole digging competition

Over a thousand people gathered on the outskirts of Tokyo earlier this month with their shovels to take part in the 11th national hole-digging contest. The aim is to dig either the deepest or the most creative hole.

Credits: NTDTV@YT