Mitsuoka Motors, Japan’s tenth largest auto manufacturer that nobody has heard of, has called it quits with their “Final Orochi” SNAKE-EYES supercar →
(3Yen / 2006-10-04).
Mitsuoka calls it a “Fashion-Super Car” (Wiki) but it’s routinely referred to in the press as the “World’s Ugliest Car.” According to worldcarfans.com, this final version will carry a final price of 1.27 million yen ($123,945 USD) and Mitsuoka will close Orochi production this September.
Avril Lavigne is Kyary-Pamyu-Pamyu* pandering with her sushi-snack-strutting down the streets of Tokyo in pink-bubblegum pop dampdreams in her new Hello Kitty Weeaboostep music video.
As we always say on the 3Yen, You Can Never Have Enough HELLO KITTY…
Because Japanese Rain Goggles ↑ (3Yen / 2010-11-24) weren’t kinky enough and the glassholes of Google “glass” weren’t obnoxious enough…
Glasses-type inf0rmati0n device
Ky0d0News | April 21, 2014
A model wears the “inf0r0d,” a glasses-type inf0rmati0n evice unveiled by Japanese software maker Westun1t1s Co. in Osaka.
In other news, Lurch of the Addams Family (Wiki) has a Japanese daughter who works as a model.
news.so-net.ne.jp (Ky0d0) | 2014apr21 | (Bing Translator)
World’s lightest luxury glasses type terminal
Osaka software maker, Westunitis Company, plans to release in July its inforod
—the “world’s lightest” wearable computer eyeglasses that weighs only 48 grams. The inforod works as a computer micro-terminal with a tiny built-in screen that can guide users in the proper usage of equipment and help with detailed procedures. It could reduce the risk of incorrectly performing complex industrial work and to help with healthcare procedures. Part of the frames of the eyeglasses functions like in the PC mouse, which you can touch to make a selection. The price is expected to be 135,000 yen or about $1,316 USD.
"The eikaiwa school that gets you closer… To pimps.." via
pic.twitter.com/IdmrruOxL9 Matt Alt (@Matt_Alt) April 22, 2014
And remember, learning engrish and …
Previous easy-peasy-japanesey pimping on the 3Yen includes:
• Pimpbot 5000 recruits Japanese kindergarteners!
(3Yen / 2013-10-14)
• Pimpin’ is a gas (3Yen / 2006-09-06)
• Japanese Police Pimpmobiles on Parade! ↓ (3Yen / 2006-03-27)
Trains are dangerous. Fight them with your briefcase and umbrella with friends! — Brian (@briandesu)
A few of the many previous 3Yen posts reporting on the trials-&-tribulations of Tokyo train warfare and “manners” include:
• Manner Fart art (3Yen / 2013-04-01)
• Japanese Tsukin Jigoku—commuter hell (3Yen / 2013-01-11)
• There’s always a seat next to a gaijin/alien ↓ (3Yen / 2010-09-08)
Can’t help feeling there might be better ways for Yamagata’s deputy governor to promote his region’s cherries. pic.twitter.com/xVq6dOSVDv
— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne)’s twitter | April 21, 2014
Yamagata’s deputy governor must be a relative of former Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshio Sakaurauchi who famously introduced himself to the Washington press corps by saying, “My name is Cherry.”
Google books: Beyond Public Speech and Symbols: Explorations in the Rhetoric of Politicians and the Media
by Christ’l de Landtsheer, Ofer Feldman
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2000; pg. 167, para. 3
With a measure of whimsey, “Elizabeth“—the Phalanx gun system of the JDS Kirishima (DDG-174)(Wiki) protected the Saturday Open House at Yokusuka Naval Base in Tokyo Bay.
The Kirishima was one of five Kongo-class guided missile destroyers of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) gathered at Yokusuka in preparation for a crucial mission…
That “crucial mission” was Saturday’s navy curry contest.
MSDF armada masses; first order is curry contest
The Japan Times | April 18, 2014
One key mission of a group of 15 Maritime Self-Defense Force warships, including four of the nation’s six state-of-the-art Aegis destroyers…gather Saturday at the MSDF base in Yokosuka …[for]… a curry-cooking contest.
“Elizabeth” is of course much more than just a Phalanx gun of a Close-In Weapons System (CIWS).
From the popular manga and anime series “Gintama” (Wiki), Elizabeth is the alien companion “animal” of Katsura, the hero of the series. Elizabeth is actually a general of:
The Renho race of mercenaries that specialize in covert operations, and who act as pets for numerous Earthlings in order to prepare Earth for an invasion (gintama.wikia.com).
Because of its resemblance, the Japanese navy has decked out their Phalanx as “Elizabeth” in much the same way the US Navy has nicknamed it “R2D2″ and the Royal Navy calls it a “Dalek” after the alien villains of the “Doctor Who” TV show (reference).
key ring cute version
If you’re still curious about Elizabeth and Gintama the Motion Picture
(R), check out our previous report:
Japanese bio-terror comes in seaweed, red bean and mayo flavors
(3Yen / 2013-06-15)
It’s Easter Sunday and…
…Yellow Goranger has died for your sins.
That is, Yellow Ranger—Gokai Yellow (ゴーカイイエロー Gokai Iero) is shown being crucified in the first Goranger movie.
Learn more about the strange history of the Sentai and Crucifixion at Sean Akizuki’s Super Sentai Blog.
Gokai Yellow, R.I.P.
Meet Japan’s Rust Man—the true nemesis of Iron Man.
最弱ヒーロー登場＼(^o^)／ http://youtu.be/C3laYJZIVzM pic.twitter.com/I3sjTDq1o2
Japan’s Spectrum Man:
The weakest hero who ＼(^o^)／ ( w00ts )!