On a thousand billboards and a million vending machines across Japan, Suntory "Boss" coffee has a new face:

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Here's the old Boss, by the way, still honored with his picture on the can:
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And here is a (blurry, nighttime, non-flash through the window of a speeding bus) idea of the way a double-visage of the new Boss looms over the roadway, on the route from Narita Airport into Tokyo.

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Vending machines that sell beer and "can coffee" (its own topic) are part of the campy joy that is Japan. Here is yet another twist on the campiness. I once knew this guy (slightly) in college, little imagining that decades later he would glower at me from the five vending machines now in my line of sight out a hotel window in Saitama Prefecture..

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