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1 Mar
From beyond Pluto deep in the Öpik–Oort Cloud, AyaBambi* came for a new LUMINE†. *The dance of the AyaBambi aliens has been matched by: Japanese schoolgirl robot, Strongmachine (3Yen 2007-01-02) † LUMINE (lumine.ne.jp) is a Japanese fashion chain focused on selling bleeding-edge styles for the young and the wannabe.
27 Feb
Help wanted: 1,000 Ninja Wanted by the Hilton Odawara Hotel HiltonOdawara.jp | 2015Feb22 …We will recruit 1,000 ninja who can join us for an event for both adults and children—Take part in a ninja experience on April 25 (Saturday) in Odawara”… Hilton Odawara is looking for 1,000 ninja. Apply here: http://t.co/lfDSTFGNpp pic.twitter.com/mdC65jGLB8 — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) … Continue reading 1,000 Ninja Wanted
27 Feb
If you meet the Buddha in the road, screw him in. (1950s advertisement for Buddha bulbs by Hitachi Lamp) If you meet the Buddha in the road, kill him. — dailybuddhism (A classic “koan” in Zen practice used to provoke the “great doubt” and to test a student’s insight.)
25 Feb
Choices, in Harajuku style… Why choose pink or blue hair when you can have both? RT @rkmaroyaka pic.twitter.com/BUQcrgFdio — Tokyo Fashion (@TokyoFashion) February 24, 2015 Note the compromise on her eye color.
24 Feb
Here are Japan Post’s new mascots, TEGAMI BOT and his sidekick SMOKE DETECTOR-kun. (-‿◦☀)   ______________________________________
24 Feb
Look out granny! Japanese scientists of the RIKEN research institute have released a new experimental nursing care robot, “ROBEAR.” According to RIKEN’s press release of February 23rd, the ROBEAR can performing tasks such as lifting a patient from a bed or wheelchair and, will provide impetus for research on the creation of robots that can … Continue reading Pedo-Bear is back, and now he wants granny!
23 Feb
The newest Pocky was released on February 10th: the Pocky Kasane Maccha™. This pretzel has layered dark chocolate and bitter green tea, and it will only be available for a limited time. Standing in a supermarket, wondering if it is too early to be buying Christmas stockings fillers. pic.twitter.com/KZGRHR7YhY — Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) February 23, 2015 … Continue reading Bitter green pretzels … only in Japan
22 Feb
It’s that time of the year again… …For the Hadaka Matsuri aka Naked Festival (3Yen 2012-02-20) at Saidaiji Temple in Okayama, where you can tussle with 10,000 nearly naked drunk men in fundoshi/loincloths to touch the delegated naked holy man(correction) who almost always needs to be hospitalized after the crush. View image | gettyimages.com View … Continue reading Get naked with 10,000 of your closest Japanese buddies!
21 Feb
At 47 years old, Tomoko Kanda is one hell of a glam-body builder. Hailing from Osaka, she first began lifting when she was 23 years old as a way to lose weight and got hooked—Just watch. (Remember to turn on the engrish craptions.)
18 Feb
3Yen readers Mulboyne and “Choko” write: Just when you thought Coke had the monopoly on ‘Wild Health’ (3Yen 2011-02-06)… Breaking remarkable new ground, Japan’s Consumer Agency has ruled non-alcohol beer can be labelled a health food. ___________ Japan’s largest newspaper, the Yomiuri Shimbun (right), reports that the courts found that the promotion of non-alcohol beer … Continue reading Japanese ‘free’ beer can be marketed as a health food
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