Foreigners can understand a lot of what is written around when in Japan.
And does it matter what is written? :-) "Love & Peace" is enough. And "itsumo arigatou gozaimasu" - thank you always. Enough to make your day and bring a smile.
The boss of them all. :-)
What's your hurry? And the drawing says it all.
Hmm, his face looks a tad like the map of Japan.
An invitation to brush our teeth regularly, maybe?
Please drink cold water? From... that low?
Say it with flowers!
Nihonjin no henna eigo - "the weird English of the Japanese." An invitation to join some English course. And I love the image reflected in the window. Japanese people read a lot while travelling by train and subway.