When you are told that, don't you suddenly want something that you did not want before? The product introduced here is also one that was unpopular until yesterday. They are "Dojo Prime Minister Manju" and "Dojo Karinto" sold at souvenir shops around the National Diet Building.
With Prime Minister Noda's announcement that he will dissolve the House of Representatives on November 16, the possibility of these PM Noda-related goods becoming unavailable has increased. For this reason, they are experiencing a surge in popularity today.
We would like to recommend to PM Noda fans, "Run to the National Diet Building right now and get these goods!" but most of you may not be able to do so for a variety of reasons. For those of you who can't, here are some photos of Noda's goods.
This is the "Dojo Prime Minister Manjuu," a Noda Prime Minister's goods made with the manufacturer's best efforts.
And here is "Dojo Karinto". The expiration date is until January 15 next year. Meaningful?
When we asked the clerk how long the PM Noda goods would be available for purchase, he said he did not know the specific date. But based on past examples, he said that if the PM decides to quit, the merchandise would run out quickly.
So if there is a new prime minister, when will the new goods appear? This depends on the person (who becomes the PM)," he said, so it is hard to say. When it is early, it is early, but "depending on the person," it may take some time, he said. In this case, I think it will take some time for them to appear. This is my guess, but I am not sure who the next PM will be.
I am totally imagining, but if we cannot predict who the next prime minister will be, the appearance may be delayed because we cannot start developing the goods.
Incidentally, when Shinzo Abe returned to the presidency of the Liberal Democratic Party, the presidential goods appeared very quickly.
The author had one question here.
I hear that many people are disadvantaged by the constant change of prime ministers in Japan, which has led to a decline in international credibility. However, as far as souvenir shops selling PM goods are concerned, wouldn't they be more profitable if the PM changed frequently and new products were introduced one after another?
When we asked the clerk at a different souvenir shop, he replied that this was not the case. In fact, he said that the PM-related goods seemed to sell better during the Koizumi administration, which lasted for a long time.
The author's reading was wrong. Too bad!
According to the clerk, the current hot seller at souvenir shops around the National Diet Building is the "National Diet Building Limited Edition" of doll-shaped porcelain. Since it does not use the prime minister's character, it is safe (?) to buy it any time of the year. The souvenir shops also sell the "Mamiya" dolls, which are a popular item at souvenir shops.
Also sold at the souvenir shop was "Matsuko & Ariyoshi Angry New Party: Hiroyuki Ariyoshi's Poisonous Manju". Unexpected! I didn't know they sold such a thing.
This product is a "Russian roulette" style manju, with only one of the 12 containing a very hot red pepper paste. Even if the prime minister changes, the "poison manju" will not disappear. Meaningful?
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