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27 May
Tokyo Metro Launches Annual BO Campaign — DailyGomiuri™ (@DailyGomiuri) May 26, 2015 It’s just common sense…
27 May
The prison is ‘Mine’…complete with the ‘M-girls’ J-pop idol group of guards. Japan's first private jail breaks more new ground. Guards at prison in Mine have formed an idol group called M-girls. pic.twitter.com/oUzgKGpwts — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) May 26, 2015 Mulboyne goes on to say: The idea is to help guards cope with pressure. Thirty percent … Continue reading The prison is ‘Mine’…complete with an idol group, M-girls
23 May
Meaningless automobile stickers—Talk about being dumb. The 3Yen correspondent, the astute and always charming Yuumi-chan, has previously observed: I remember the first time was in Southern California and I saw many Japanese Shoshinsha mark (初心者マーク) or Wakaba mark (若葉マーク) green leaf stickers. I wondered why so many Californians in their mid 20s were beginner drivers … Continue reading ‘Built NOT bought’ — a car sticker lost-in-translation
22 May
The fashion brand “Stella McCartney” had an opening party on May 20th for their new store in Aoyama (north Harajuku Tokyo). For that opening they managed to scare up the current designer/stepmother of Hello Kitty, Yuko Yamaguchi (Wiki). View image | gettyimages.com As we always say on the 3Yen, You Can Never Have Enough HELLO … Continue reading Stepmother of Hello Kitty
21 May
Lot 69: A PAINTED EARTHENWARE FIGURE BUST, DOGŪ JAPAN, JŌMON PERIOD Sotheby’s (13 May 2015): ¥190,368,693 JPY / $1,587,675 USD (hammer price with buyer’s premium) Dogū (土偶)(lit., “clay figures”) are small humanoid figurines made during the late Jōmon period (14,000–400 BC) of Japan: Purpose unknown. (Wiki) A few of the many previous reports Japanese alien … Continue reading Lot 69: DOGU, Jomon Japan
21 May
Mortal enemy of Japan, Kim Jong Un of Best Korea*, dressed as the true Nuke Kid on the Block. via tokyofashion.com: M⋅Y⋅0⋅B NYC X DAMAGE Shop at LaForet, Harajuku Tokyo  
20 May
The fuckin' retards just finished tearing down the perfectly re-usable old Olympic stadium last week, and now they cannot build the hi-tech improvements for the new stadium, which was the whole the reason for building the new venue in the first place, sheesh. With time running out, Japan to scale back stadium for 2020 Tokyo … Continue reading Useless new stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics comes up short
19 May
Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent-at-large reports: The Great A’Tuin (Wiki), the giant space turtle that holds up the Discworld, by the late Terry Prachett, seems to have landed on top of a hamburger bun in Shibuya… —Via fashion-press.net/news… Previous spacey reports of burgers and turtles on the 3Yen include: BLUE World Burger (3Yen / 2012-09-20) Japanese … Continue reading Great A’Tuin spotted on a burger bun in Shibuya Tokyo
18 May
Otaku wankers prove their worth… …With this counter demonstration in Tokyo’s otaku/geek district, Akihabara, on May 17th fielded 1,000 protesters* against the tiny right-wing “Zaitokukai” anti-foreigner march. The banner below says: ″Otaku are all one nation—NO BORDERS.″ 秋葉原で「在日外国人は出て行け」系のデモをやっててそのデモに反対する人がこんな段幕を掲げていた.そう.オタクに国境はないのだ.—Simon_Sin(@Simon_Sin) 2015May18 The Otaku [geeks] were holding a pro-foreigner demonstration. Against the Zaitokukai [right-wing protest party].     — Brett … Continue reading Wankers of the World Unite!
17 May
‘London–Paris’ eyes / ロン — パリの目 / Ron Pari no me is obscure but amusing Japanese slang (3Yen 2010-09-26) describing someone with eyes pointing in opposite directions. Having crossed eyes and odd eye orientations is a common malady in Japan. It’s a “Push–Pull” situation.     Push—Bad vision is a genetic trait in Japanese caused by … Continue reading Japanese ‘London–Paris’ eyes
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