This is Unari-kun from Narita City. He is apparently an airplane crossed with an Eel. Practically every city, prefecture, and important place in Japan has its own mascot. I really like all of these cute characters that exist for different places around Japan. I think it makes each place feel a bit friendlier and adds a bit of personality.



Japanese Moving Services (Japanology Plus)

It’s pretty incredible how high-quality the moving services are in Japan. The services are unlike anywhere else and still manage to be reasonably priced. It’s not too surprising why they are so efficient. One of the highlights of the episode was the training each employee has to go through. With an entire training facility modeled after an inconveniently tight house and their high degree of care put into protecting each item, it’s pretty clear as to why Japan comes out on top. I definitely recommend giving this episode a watch.

(NHK World)