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Also, generally, any place in Japan that serves food (excluding fast food chains) also serve alcoholic drinks from the moment they're open, so there's a significant difference here for a restaurant that uses this type of marketing. The text on the sign also implies that it's a good place to sit and drink in from lunchtime, not only have one beer...
What puzzles me even more is that this place seem to still be in business since quite a few years back, so it seems like they are doing something right. Perhaps there is a huge untapped market of people out there that wants to drink from lunchtime and the owner of this establishment is one of the few who has figured this out?
I really should go there and have some drinks at lunch at some point to assess the market opportunity!
Working now during the 2nd and 3rd when most of the Japanese people as well as people in my lovely company, are either out fighting over the sales going on all over the place, or sitting at home under their kotatsu and eating mochi, me, the Boy, Dr. Y and New Girl (yet to be fully introduced) were toiling away in the office like a normal day. However, since the Boy and Dr. Y basically are finished with their current project Dr. Y had brought his Wii into the office to keep them entertained now during the calm.
It was impossible to not get pulled into some of the gaming that went on and the 2008 Mario Party Office Championships were held. I played my game strategic, both in the boardgame section and in the mini-games and managed to, without much effort, take home the title. My colleagues at least acknowledged my superiority and I think I gained a great deal of respect today! Please see the video of my victory dance! It did take a bit of time away from the horrible project I'm working on at the moment, but with the title secured I can say it was worth it and I'll compensate by getting stuff done tomorrow!
Last year I also crushed the opposition in Wii Sports (Tennis, Bowling, Golf as well as Baseball) and I still sometimes remind the Boy about the beating he received in Def Jam:Icon last year, as well as the harsh taunts he had to endure in-game.