Wednesday, November 19, 2014

@shogannai says #fuckoffdegozaimasu

Japanese corporate "can't be helped" しょうがない

So there is a very cynical guy in Japan who calls himself Shogannai ("it can't be helped") on Twitter, and who kills time all day, every day, tweeting sharp sarcastic cracks about Japanese hypocrisy, idiot politics, dark underbellies, and general bad behavior. Shogannai does not approve of any of this, but he can't really do anything about it. That's why he tweets. That is what his name means in Japanese.

His tagline is "buy the ticket, take the ride."

One of his rants is quite succinct, twitter style.   #fuckoffdegozaimasu  ....this is a perfect rejoinder to Japanese corporate bullshit. That's what I feel like today. Good work Shogannai, you captured my mood perfectly.

Shogannai has 4,852 followers.
He must have something to say.

Bonus: a cute foreign student giving a "culture shock" lesson about the real-life meaning of "shogannai"

She is cute, but she is a tad naive.