Figure 1.--This posture correcting device was offered by the Aimedia Company in Japan. The company seems to be the Japanese equivalent of Ron Popeil's Ronco. A reader has provided us a translation of the Japanese text.
This posture correcting device was offered by the Aimedia Company in Japan. The company seems to be the Japanese equivalent of Ron Popeil's Ronco. A reader found this device for sale in Japan during 2003. We do not know how common such devices are in Japan. A HBC reader has kindly provided us a translation of this company flyer. It is a little complicated as the text is all over the page including little boxes. On the upper right corner: Kodomoyoo (for children). In the central area From right to left: First column: Nekoze ga massugu: (Stooped back, straight!). Secund column: Shitagi kankaku de chakuyoo dekimasu: (May be worn and felt as it were underwear.)
The device sounding: pin!! What the child says: Kata o gomu no danryokusei ga nochi ni hippari, Mune o hatta kirei na shisei ni !
(Gum elasticity makes shoulders stretching to lead to a fine stance with a spread chest!) On the the lower part of the figure: Above the two small pictures (before, after): Taishoo nenrei: 7 sai (shoogakusei) ? 16 sai (chuugakusei) (Target age: from 7 years old (elementary school student) to 16 years old (junior high school student)). Below the two small pictures (before, after):
Kantan: (simple, easy). Sesuji kyoosei beruto: (belt for correcting the line of the backbone). In the right rectangle: (Shiyoo hoohoo: direction for use).
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