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Another mysterious "do not" sign seen in Tokyo, this time at Zepp Odaiba.

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No bribes- no olympics?

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I think do not buy ticket from Ticket scalper with a terrible necklace.

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"Mayaku Mawari" =(transfering narcotic drugs?)

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Not so mysterious if you've ever been to Zepp Tokyo for a show. "Do not buy tickets from scalpers." But the scalpers usually don't quite look like that. More like shriveled up old men in baseball caps. The signs are close to the area where the scalpers would hang out.

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Gotta love the bling hanging round the scalper's neck. - My first impression was, don't hand out tissues.

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Kyolicious's interpretation seems sound. Just to comment perhaps the sign means, don't exchange more than one presentation card with a new acquaintance. Maybe it's a graphic sign equivalent to those in shops saying, we don't exchange money. Honestly I don't know; the guy in the sign looks like a pimp though. Don't seize passports for imaginary debts? o.O;

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I'm just waiting for the day to see a don't do this sign with a person with round eyes and person with not so round eyes exchanging something.

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the meaning:

don't give food coupon to people who selfishly think of themselves as cool.

自分のことをかっこいいと思ってる 人にクーポンをあげるのを禁止

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"Dont trade anything with the cast of Miami Vice"

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"No fashionable people allowed in this Post Office".

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"No selling of company secrets."

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hahahahaha

"No Undercover Cops allowed in this store"

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No bribing No money laundering No 1 for 3
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what a shame this sign isn't posted in Nagatacho..

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don't steal toilet paper tissues!! mo-fo

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Exchanging business cards is prohibited.

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Obviously an anti-scapler sign - not mysterious at all.

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Do not shuffle cards or turn your hand into a brick.

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we would like to buy your hands

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Obviously an anti-scapler sign - not mysterious at all

it is now. I've never heard of a scapler

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I think it means no prostitution.

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It's don't buy scalped tickets.... yet another yakuza scam.

Only the yakuza sell scalped tickets in Japan thus if you are not Japanese you wont understand it.

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Spudman - very funny.

Kong, you seem to have an eye for these things.

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"Don't trade anything with the cast of Miami Vice"

Har!

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Upper one- "No Bribing", Bellow one- "No Alien Card Showing"

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Upper right: "No shopping"

Lower left: No letter posting by party-goers.

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"Don't trade anything with the cast of Miami Vice"

hahaha. classic.

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No 3 card Monty

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"don't buy scalped tickets"

Heck, if I hadn't bought a scalped ticket I never would have been able to see that Heart concert.

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I am thinking of the beads around the neck thing as religious. Don't give money to people passing out literature on how to be saved.

When I think of Odaiba, I think of Fuji TV. ?? Guess I don't WTH is going on anymore.

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Thanks for the laughs

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Don't borrow/lend money?

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No sleight of hand allowed.

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no meishi exchange??!!

What would they do if thats what it said! LOL!!!

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I think you guys basically covered all the bases - props for the 'No transacting with Don Johnson lookalikes' bit! I also liked the "No 3 Card Monty" line. :)

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it is now. I've never heard of a scapler

On closer inspection, it's a "don't nitpick over typos" sign. :p

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I think the first one should say" please share your squares" and the second is" use posted notes!"

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The song goes:

Sign, Sign, everywhere a sign. Blocking out the scenery. Breaking my mind. DONT DO THIS. DONT DO THAT. CANT YOU READ THE SIGN?

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LOL, CultureChange

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