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Coalition still trying to flog a half-baked plan on work visas

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“Arukashira Shoten,” the eponymous bookstore in Shinsuke Yoshitake’s picture book, stocks improbable items related to books.

Among them is “kabaa henkanki,” which instantly changes the title of a book people don’t want to be seen reading.

“Kyo kara Motemote Tekunikku Besuto 50” (Top 50 techniques to make you irresistibly sexy and popular from today) acquires the title of “Miryoku no Saidaika to Sokyu Jirei” (Cases of maximization of attractiveness and appeal).

A book with the Japanese title that means “how to eat like a horse and yet slim down quickly” retains this title, but it is rendered into the Roman alphabet as “DonDon Tabete MiruMiru Yaseru” to make it appear a foreign book.

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© The Asahi Shimbun