Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hakodate: PR Suicide

"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself."
Abraham Lincoln

函館市 (Hakodate), a southern port city in Japan's northern island of 北海道 (Hokkaido), is the ideal romantic getaway. Permitting, you avoid their tourist brochures. I haven't the faintest clue how well they advertise in native 日本語 (Japanese), but I get the feeling their English translator is not a fan of their job. Read to believe:

finishing a sentence can make all the difference

but not well enough to place them

honesty isn't always the best policy

and if you don't, good luck