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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.contributor.authorTsutsui, William
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-03T20:23:01Z
dc.date.available2014-06-03T20:23:01Z
dc.date.issued2007-11-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/13847
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: Chindogu. Did someone say "Bless you?" No need. This is a Japanese word that means "queer tools" and it was coined to describe the Japanese penchant for unusual inventions. From toilet paper rolls that attach to the head for easy access during allergy season to tiny mops for a cat's feet that polish the floor during feline prowling, Japan has long been fond of the bizarre neo-thing. The latest in this tradition is the vending machine disguise, a skirt which unfolds into a sheet that looks exactly like a soft drink vending machine. Pedestrians fearful of street crime can activate this disguise and hide among the many vending machines found on Japanese city streets, thereby utterly fooling a would-be thief. Unless he's thirsty, of course. #ceas #hacker #japan #tsutsui
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0104
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/828880-0104-queer-tools
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectChindogu
dc.titleQueer Tools
dc.typeRecording, oral
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