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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
What’s “Wakeari Dekopon (わけありデコポン)”?
Do you know the meaning of the
word, “Wakeari” in the photograph above?
“Wakeari” means just "there is
reason.". In other words correctly, it means that these goods are cheap
because those do not meet a shipment standard. This word is used when sold
cheaper than list price because it looks bad or is too large than the shipment
standard, nevertheless the taste is the same as the goods which satisfies the
"Dekopon" is one kind of
oranges that are cultivated mainly in Kyushu region. When the fruit hanging down
from the branches get ripe, it gets heavy, so it becomes in a condition that
the head distended. Please look at thephotograph on the right side of the above. It
is sweet and delicious Japanese orange.
Please look at the photograph
above once more. I cannot at all understand the reason why those do not meet
the standard. So, I bought them of course.
Thus, quality control in Japan is great.
Particularly, I think that the sincerity of the producer and the distributor
for the consumers deserves praise. On the other hand, I think that Japanese
consumers, who are not trying to buy goods on the grounds that shape is not
aligned, are selfish.
Everyone, please enjoy the
Japanese fruits with confidence.