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A local grandpa living in regional Tokyo has asked one of the younger members of his family to help him with a problem regarding the “installing of this so-called Skype”.

“I’m not sure why pops was suddenly interested in online voice call technology,” said granddaughter Yumi Suzuki.

“He still hasn’t even figured out some of the most basic functions on his Galapagos phone that he’s been using since the year of the rat.”

Grandpa’s request for assistance with the downloading of the online chat program coincided with the announcement from Japanese pop idol group i☆Ris that it would be selling one-on-one chat opportunities online. Fans can buy 3-minute blocks of Skype time with any i☆Ris member who will be shifted to work one day between 21 October and 2 November from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The Suzuki family has been told in no uncertain terms that they need to be out of the house next Monday between 5:45 p.m. and 5:48 p.m.

Promotional Video Selling Idol Chats On Skype

“We’ve been very concerned about grandpa who’s been asking us some strange things over the past couple of days,” said grandson Hiroki Suzuki.

“He told me this morning that I needed to buy an extra 5-pack of tissues from the supermarket this weekend.”

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