Weird Japan (1): Don’t set the Department Store on Fire!

Seen at Cenova Department Store in Shizuoka City!

The fact that is the safest country in the World sometimes leads to excessive precautions and warnings!
Hazardous Materials (probably wrong choice of word there…) should be prohibited anywhere!
I totally agree with banning smoking!
But who would try to set a department store on fire?

The fact that the sign is almost at ground level be hind a constantly moving sliding glass door might explain why people haven’t paid any notice!
I wonder what the Chinese and Korean translations say?


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8 thoughts on “Weird Japan (1): Don’t set the Department Store on Fire!”

    1. I guess Japan is a law abiding country so must put up more laws and prohibitions. Having said that, I still do love Japan ^^


  1. The chinese and korean translations mean the same but the japanese word for fire coincidentally in chinese could mean ‘anger’ so maybe that could be the real intended meaning of the notice =P


  2. Is it a new post category you have decided to develop? I vote “yes”! Please, more “Weird Japan” posts! (Although I wonder if what is really weird for a newcomer is still weird for you 😉 )


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