Japan’s loves tweaking the nose of the rest of Asia with their official visits of their cabinet ministers and diet members to the controversial Yasukuni Jinja—the national war shrine that commemorates those who have died in service of the Empire of Japan including 1,068 war criminals (Wiki).
I can’t say the Yasukuni Shrine would be a great place to take a date but at least the love doll above cannot complain very much.
And speaking of dolls, yesterday Japan’s Prime Minister Abe sent his so-called “harem” of utsukushii cabinet ministers to Yasukuni Shrine to assuage the souls of Japan’s dead war criminals*.
• japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/18/ …
Cabinet Ministers Visit Yasukuni Shrine’s Fall Festival
Japanese people often say that Japanese girls look all the same and referred to them as Ryosangata Joshidaisei “mass production female university students” (details).
“You think all they’re all the same person or is it just me?”
pic.twitter.com/BKSDJJcySv — ଘ遊月さん（ゆらっぱい）⚤✩‧₊* (@YuRa_galaxxxy) October 19, 2014
Also refer my previous alllooksame reports:
A so-called “respectful*” video about Japanese Decora (Wiki) —a Harajuku subculture who wear trashcans of colorful bits junk all over their bodies as their street fashion-cum-lifestyle.
It’s not even Halloween yet. Make it go away, pleeeease.
Is Pharrell Williams’ latest music video “It Girl” too pedo-japanesque?
—The New Yorker (Oct. 15, 2014):
Pharrell Williams’s Lolicon Video
Japanese experts are blaming the the increasing quality of digital content and the plague of smartphone/keitai zombies (3Yen 2014-07-06) for the continuing increase of Net addicts, who often prefer the Internet over other essential activities such as sleeping (or sex).
Internet addiction rising in Japan
NHK WORLD Oct. 15, 2014
A panel of experts in Japan says more than 4.2 million people in the country are addicted to the internet…addiction is up 50 percent from the last survey 6 years ago.
Addiction is suspected when people neglect their work or household chores as a result of spending too much time online.
Click to play. (in Japanese)
The Japanese government needs a crash program to provide all Internet junkies with the “iFeel_IM” — the “Virtual Hugging Vest” has been created at Toyohashi University of Technology.
As shown below, the “iFeel_IM” can simulate the feel of a hug or shrug using the tight vest and electronic sensors and vibrotactile actuators. The iFeel_IM’s website describes that the vest can provide hikomori/socially-isolated geek with: “The quickened thump of an angry heart beat, a spine-tingling chill of fear, or that warm-all-over sensation sparked by true love — all can be felt even as your eyes stay glued to a computer screen.”
For more about this perfect solution, refer to the previous report on the 3Yen (2010-04-10): sad iFeel_IM
As I have written before*, according to Japanese law everything must have a cute mascot—a yuru-kyara / —literally a ‘loose character’ or ‘floppy mascot’. And, the No. 1 in the mascot popularity polls in Japan is “Funassyi,” the official unofficial character Funabashi City, which is next to Tokyo. (wikipedia.org).
So, imagine my surprise to see that Funassyi suddenly has a brother “Funagoro” who at his first press conference today pissed* all over the reporters…(Click to watch the video of the “pisser presser”)…
The puerile pissing* action starts at the 6min 20sec point of the video.
*Ok, ok, Funagoro didn’t really piss on the press. He and Funassyi are supposed to be pears and pears can get infested with worms. Funagoro has a green caterpillar up his butt that shoots silk with he gets excited.
Previous puerile reports of Funassyi on the 3Yen include:
Halloween is still a couple of weeks away but in Harajuku: Everyday is Halloween™.
In the über-trendy fashion district of Tokyo, Shibuya/Harajuku, the Headless Horsemen are enjoying themselves before their big ride on Halloween.
And for those needing a good Halloween costume…Here’s one that will serve dressing up as the Mummy on Halloween night and as a facial exerciser every night thereafter!
The 3Yen has reported on several of these amazing Japanese facial exercisers many times before including:
• Japanese in your face—Sucks and Blows (3Yen / 2014-01-29)
• Whore-ray faceLift Bra™ (3Yen / 2013-10-09)
• Japanese face tune-up (3Yen / 2012-07-07)
• Japanese WTF goods (3Yen / 2012-02-01)
Blacker than the “Black Ships” (3Yen / 2005-03-31), is President Obama as Commodore Perry and the TPP—Trans-Pacific Partnership—the proposed regional free-trade agreement*.
Here Obama is shown facing off the sacred cows of the JA–Japan Agriculture Group.
“Kittypatra” is some sort of Egypto-Japanese Kitty Deity…
In Los Angles, the Japanese American National Museum is holding the exhibitionHello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty featuring the above “Kittypatra” as well as hundreds of more, mixed media works by artists demonstrating Hello Kitty’s dominance over today’s contemporary art scene, ri-i-i-ight.
Learn more about the exhibit at the websites of Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum. ↓