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'Violence Jack Off' is - don't laugh - a shop in Tokyo, selling trendy clothes. It opens from 8am to 10pm, and despite being something of an urban myth it is actually a real store (a friend of mine has been there). It's just outside the Futakotamagawaen station on the Tokyu railway line, apparently.

The name is part of a phenomenon whereby Japanese shops, t-shirts and products aimed at the youth market are emblazoned with random English slogans, in much the same way that Japanese kanji are a popular accessory for hip Western designers. The other canonical example is the t-shirt slogan 'Spread Beaver: Showing The Vaginal Area'.

Engrish (the node) has many more examples of this, as does http://www.engrish.com/, the website.

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