Cool customer correspondence of the IKEA Japan's Twitter account

IKEA Japan's official Twitter account "Anna" is very popular now in Japan.


Anna is a character of the setting of working at the contact center of IKEA Japan. She does news dispatch and customer correspondence in Twitter.

However, Japanese Twitter users came to ask Anna a strange question.

It began in this Tweet.

"Does IKEA sell the human chair? I want the one that it doesn't cost the food expenses."

Then Anna did a faithful answer for the question.

"We do not sell the human chair. I'm sorry without being able to comply with your demand."

The faithful customer correspondence of Anna became the topic. And, the Japanese Twitter users began to do a strange question to Anna one after another.

"My friend said that IKEA is selling the military Stealth tank. Are there still these stock? I want them seven. "
Anna: Our large warehouse can hold seven tanks. However, unfortunately we do not sell them. I'm sorry without being able to comply with your demand.

"I have only few friends. Can I buy a friends in IKEA?"
Anna: Unfortunately we do not sell a friend. However, please talk again if I am enough.

"Does IKEA sell Udon? What is soup?"
Anna: Unfortunately there is not the udon in the restaurant for visitors. However, there is it in the company cafeteria. Yesterday's seasoning aimed at the summer heat cancellation and was a vinegar soy sauce.

"Does IKEA sell F-14TOMCAT? It retired, but was my favorite fighter."
Anna: I'm sorry. We do not sell it. In addition, we are Swedish companies. So, if we sell a fighter, it will be Saab."

The splendid customer correspondence of Anna still continues. A part of these exchanges is summarized in Japanese Twitter curation service "Togetter"(English name: Chirpstory) with a title "The things which IKEA does not sell"(Written in only Japanese).

These communications seem to joke very much. However, I think that it has consequentially raised the corporate value of IKEA.


Zombie fever!!!

I played iPhone game apps "Zombie Restaurant" after a long absence yesterday. Then the graphic of the game became very cool!

People are dead in a town!

Zombies eat the body!

Zombies act violently in a town when we do not feed zombies a dish at a restaurant. This is very cool update.

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Ameba Pigg tie-up with GUCCI

Japanese popular virtual world Ameba Pigg tie-up with GUCCI.

Official logo!

This tie-up is carried out in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of GUCCI. They sell some official virtual goods of GUCCI. They are slightly more expensive than normal virtual goods of  Ameba Pigg. The most expensive virtual goods cost 1,800 yen (about23.5USD). We can buy a real bag for this money! :)

However, I saw a lot of Ameba Pigg avatars which put on virtual goods of GUCCI today.


If people of the Edo era use Twitter?

Many Japanese Twitter users started funny wordplay again by using this Japanese long hush tag.


This hush tag means "It is often in Twitter in Edo period" in Japanese. Japanese Twitter users combine the history in Edo period and the Twitter culture of Japan. If people of 200 - 500 years ago are using Twitter? Those Tweets are very funny!

This is the works which I like most.

Last general of the Edo Shogunate Toshinobu Tokugawa became the mayor of Edo Castle on
 Fouesquare! :D

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More light!

The parents' home had me until last week. There was the severe situation. I worked at a apple farm of parents’ home. There goes to ruin everywhere. Because the Japanese agriculture is not profitable, and there are not youths in the farm village. Furthermore, my dad suffers from pulmonary lung cancer. According to the doctor, The remainder of father's life is 2 years. However, my parents are very poor. My younger brother lives with parents, but his monthly salary is only 150,000 yen. 

My parents do not receive higher education. Naturally they are ignorant for the IT. Therefore I intended to teach them knowledge about the Internet at first. However, it was a shallow thought. Does it have a meaning to preach the splendor of technology and social media to a person a severe life? nti-cancer drug cannot be used because there is no money though cancer suffered, cannot pay monthly public utilities charges, cannot make money by work...Does it have the meaning to recommend a smartphone to the person that such a life became common?

And, Japan's farm village and the labour for farming have curse that the news of the world on the outside becomes trivial. 

This is the scenery around my parents' home. I took  it by Instagram, but is the scenery which is terrible in consideration of it.

However, the situation changed completely as soon as I took out iPad.

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Parents operated iPad immediately! The parents know neither the smartphone nor the tablet at all. On the contrary, the parents have not possessed even a featurephone. Furthermore, they are 60 years old!

They said in this way.

Dad: It started as soon as I pushed the button! There is a great difference between this and Windows!
Mam: If there is even this, I can do anything if a finger moves even if a body did not move.
Dad: I can enlarge a screen even if I become hard to see it.
Mam: The ignorant human being like us must use this in future.
Dad: I do not understand it by the explanation with TV and the newspaper at all. However, it can be understood when I really use it in this way.

The expression of parents changed brightly in a moment. Light seemed to have opened it to cloudy skies.

"Everyone can use it even if there is no manual"--- This is very splendid!

Afterwards, dad has gotten smartphonen catalog from the electric appliances store. In addition, dad seemed to be interested in Samsung's GALAXY. "GALAXY looks just like iPhone and seems to be easy to use" he reason. The designwork of Samsung is also splendid. Because even man with an ignorant smartphone understands when it is just like iPhone :)

I actually felt the technology and the Internet were "Light of hope".