48 different kinds of ojisan

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The most entertaining thing I saw on Japanese TV while I was back last week was a special that had the subtitle: The 48 different kinds of ojisan: What one do you like best? Apparently it’s trending right now to study the ojisan zukan (old man almanac). If you’ve lived in Japan, it’s hilarious because you know you’ve all met these old men before. Maybe he was sitting next to you on the subway. Maybe he is your dad, or your husband.

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  1. Dear Sirs,
    Referring to “How To Survive an Earthquake By Farhad Manjoo|Posted Friday, March 11, 2011, at 3:34 PM ET http://www.slate.com/articles/life/shopping/2011/03/how_to_survive_an_earthquake.html”, I venture to take this opportunity to introduce our company to you that we are a new and small company but with strong R&D and manufacturing capability of green energy.
    Our unique electricity shoes, LED flashing shoes and heating shoes will be on production around November 2012. Commercial samples will be available around September 2012.
    We will apply for invention patents for the above unique products before the end of April 2012. Our web site will be completed in June 2012 after we received our patent application numbers.
    After browsing your web site, we supposed that you might be interested in our electricity shoes which are designed with a built-in micro generator + USB socket per shoe, the electricity power is created by the mirco generator when user walks or marks time (marches on the spot at a slow pace) – It is very helpful for people to charge their mobile phones and flashlight in the circumstances when there is a power failure caused by earthquake or nature disasters, etc.
    For the time being, we are waiting for one of our partner to invest about USD1,000,000.00 to establish our factory in Taiwan – According to our government’s economic policy, we can obtain about USD300,000.00 ~ USD500,000.00 per year as subsidies (= block grant in U.S.A.) for the first 2 years for our invention patent’s products to encourage local invented products/industries development. The above subsidies will be only available for the company owned by local people, as you can see the said subsidies will be very important and helpful for a company like us.
    We will make engineering specification for our LED flashing shoes, electricity shoes and heating shoes during pilot runs around September/October 2012, if your are interested in our electricity shoes, we will be very pleased to send you one copy of our engineering specification of our electricity shoes for your reference by then.
    Herein I am pleased to introduce our projects briefly as follows:
    1).
    Electricity shoes:
    It is designed as an emergency supply which will be very helpful if there is a power failure caused by nature disasters, such earthquake in Japan, China and Turkey, etc. in past years.
    It is used for charging mobile phone and flashlight (when power failure happens) just by walking or marking time (marching on the spot at a slow pace).
    It will be an ideal emergency supply and outdoorsmen’s fitting too.
    It is designed with a built-in micro generator + USB socket.
    2).
    LED flashing shoes:
    It is designed for young people who intend to show off.
    The vamp of shoes will display LED patterns or color when user is walking or dancing in the night.
    It is designed with a built-in micro generator + high-illumination side lighting Plastic Optical Fiber (with invention patent protection).
    3).
    Heating shoes:
    It is designed for people who are living in frigid areas with cold winter time.
    People, who need to stay, work or moving outdoor in cold winter time, can warm their feet by wearing our heating shoes. The shoes can generate a warm temperature for the insoles by walking or marking time (marching on the spot at a slow pace).
    It is designed with a built-in micro generator + electrothermal wire.
    4).
    Plastic Electricity Floor:
    If everything goes smooth, we will develop “Plastic Electricity Floor” with built-in micro generators and high-illumination side lighting Plastic Optical Fibers for the applications on existing stairways (for emergency evacuation during fire alarm in the night), footpath in gardens, mountain walkways and sightseeing locations, etc. in 2013.
    We expect to have the opportunity to distribute our unique Electricity Shoes, LED flashing Shoes, Heating Shoes and Electricity Floor in the world in the near future.
    Thanking you and looking forward to hearing your comments on above.
    With best regards,
    John J. Wang
    Feng & Wang Co., Ltd.
    5th Fl., No. 9, Gaopeng Road, Yangmei City, Taoyuan County 326, Taiwan
    Company Unified Serial Number:53393546
    TEL. #: (886) 3475 – 3783
    MOBILE #: (886) 981 – 429 – 872
    E-MAIL: jjwang009928@yahoo.com

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