Translating Deco*27’s “Love Calender”: “1+1=1” and “RT”

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So being the Deco*27 fanatic I am, I of course can’t stop listening to or singing all the songs on Deco*27’s “Love Calender”. Us Deco*27 fans were already acquainted with many of the headline songs in the album by the time it was released, including “Egomama“, “Light Lag“, “Sandglass“, “Love Distance Long Affair“, and of course the pre-release of “Taking Sweet Shelter” and “Heart’s Homing Instinct“. While all these songs are amazing (and have been translated by either me or someone else), I think it’s important to help provide Deco*27 fans who bought the album with translations and romaji lyrics (dat singalong) for the album original songs. So while I’m just getting started with this, today I will be bringing you the first two tracks on the album, Deco*27’s “1+1=1” and “RT”, both sung by Topi in her…

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Instant boyfriend and girlfriend curry pouches now on sale, shopkeepers “worried”


Strolling up and down the aisles of any supermarket in Japan, you are bound to come across several items in sealed vinyl retort pouches. Retort pasta sauce, retort rice porridge, and retort cat food can all be found freshly sealed and ready for quick heating if needed.

Now, all the hassle of landing a boyfriend or girlfriend has been removed, thanks to Retort Boyfriend (Retoruto Kareshi) and Retort Girlfriend (Retoruto Kanojo). Sounds great, but the new product has caused some, like the manager of the Village Vanguard shop pictured above, to become “worried about the future of Japan.”

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