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RE: Apartments in Japan

Postby aKuMu » Thu 02.23.2006 10:10 am

b4d0m3n wrote:
Oracle wrote:
When I was looking for an apartment in Tokyo once, one of the apartment ads said:

ペット可
水商売可
外人可

I'd like to think they weren't in order of preference :)


Could you elaborate on this hilarious thing? I'm afraid my kanji/japanese proficiency is poor.


it says

Pets are ok
entertainment business are ok
Foreigners are ok

- if im not wrong ;)
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RE: Apartments in Japan

Postby Shibakoen » Thu 02.23.2006 1:42 pm

I'm kinda stumped on that second one, myself. Does that mean what I think it means?
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RE: Apartments in Japan

Postby AJBryant » Thu 02.23.2006 2:16 pm

Does that mean what I think it means?


Maybe. Maybe not. :)

"mizu shobai" is "the water trade" -- that is, bars and taverns and the like. And everything that goes with them (hostesses, whatever).

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RE: Apartments in Japan

Postby Oracle » Thu 02.23.2006 7:03 pm

Yeah, it is referring here to people who work at 水商売 places, who are not usually seen as completely desirable tenents in "nice" apartment blocks.

ペット可 Pets OK
水商売可 workers at hostess bars OK
外人可 Foreigners OK
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RE: Apartments in Japan

Postby keatonatron » Thu 02.23.2006 7:24 pm

They're pretty much the bottom of the barrel actually :D

Make lots of money, but kinda shifty.
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