‘Dude, where’s my flying car?’


Dude, where’s my flying car?
Japan is attempting to build a Jetson’s flying car to light the Tokyo Olympic cauldron in 2020.

Engineers hope to light Olympic cauldron with a flying car
The Asahi Shimbun ~ October 20, 2016
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture-
-A car that takes to the air to light the Olympic cauldron might sound like a fantasy, but young engineers are working here to make it a reality at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The automotive and aviation engineers are aiming to run their vehicle on the track of the new National Stadium and fly it to the Olympic cauldron to light the flame at the opening ceremony


ABOVE: Full-scale prototype of a flying car being developed in Toyota City, Aichi Pref., rises to the massive height of one meter. (Photo by Cart!vator).

Our previous reports of Japanese crap-tech and flying cars include:



More poop on Japan

As this Japanese toilet signage says, Good poo is born in a comfy place.″ (3Yen | 2014-10-28).

That is, poo is precious according Toilet Japan‘s PR campaign.

Toilet Japan.jimdo.com wants us to, “think compassion is to clean the toilets in Japan.”toilet-spirit They also remind us that the honorable Toilet Spirit — Benjo-gami of Shinto (Wiki) is awaiting with retribution for those with poor toilet manners. →

View all the poo posters at Toilet Japan’s website: toilet-japan.jimdo.com

Previous poop on Japan here on 3Yen.com includes:




A bit less boring and bellicose than Uncle Sam’s “I WANT YOU!” here is the recruiting poster I found in my Tokyo subway for Japan’s “I ☆ P’s” [sic] idols of the country’s ‘Self-Defense Forces’ who want you!


goofy Google Translate of a Self-Defense Force recruiting site:
This is the new design for Japan’s Self-Defense Forces recruiting posters …. the refreshing image of the new design will bring a bright and positive frame of mind…in a fresh illustration such that wants to continue to challenge something. The new recruiting slogan will be, “The shining me!


The fearsome “I ☆ P’s” military recruiting characters pictured are:
i-shiining-p• Miss Lark of the Air Self-Defense Force dressed in air force blue.
• Miss Rose of the Maritime Self-Defense Force dressed in navy whites.
• Miss Plum of the Ground Self-Defense Force dressed army green.


Our previous reports Japan’s Self-Defense Forces include:



Cones of Japan

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(No title)by Mrs Tsk *, The thoughts of Chairman Momus. 9th Oct. 2016


Here are few of our previous reports of the true survivors of Japan, the Cones:budhha-cone-head



Japan is going cuckoo

As we have said before, Japan is where the traffic lights sing (3Yen / 2006-10-25).   But now it seems that Japan’s pedestrian crossings are going for the birds.

Song melodies at pedestrian crossings nationwide are being phased out in favour of birdcalls.Mulboyne avatar
— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) October 7, 2016

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The decline of the crosswalk song “Toryanse” for crossing signals with birdcalls
goofy Google Translate of Asahi Shimbun | 2016 October 7
The traditional musical crossing signal, “Toryanse,” which meant to aid the visually impaired persons is being replaced throughout Japan with crossing signals using birdcallsthe east-west direction of traffic is marked with a chickadee song and the north-south direction with a cuckoo songThe National Police Agency, which has been promoting the change [had a] demonstration/experiment in 2002 that found that more than half of the visually impaired persons evaluated birdcalls as, “easier to understand sound of the traffic direction than conventional crossing music.”




Indonesian hero streams ‘Watch Tokyo Hot’ pøяn over a highway billboard


Indonesian streams Þøяn over highway billboard, faces six years in jail
The Japan Times | Oct. 5, 2016
An Indonesian arrested for hacking into a Jakarta electronic billboard and streaming a Þørn film during rush hour could face up to six years in jail, police said Wednesday.
The Japanese film “Watch Tokyo Hot” was broadcast for 10 minutes on the advertising screen on Friday at a major intersection in the capital, leaving motorists variously amusedmore...


Our previous pøяnish reports (that are totallysafeforwork) include:



Drink PET SWEAT™ — only in Japan


via @AdsilaMika | Oct. 5, 2016

PET SWEAT™ has been marketed for the past seven years as an energy drink for dogs, which is rather funny since dogs don’t really sweat except on areas not covered with fur, such as their nose and paw pads (Wiki).pocari_sweat

PET SWEAT™ is a product line spin-off of the Japan’s most popular (and most unfortunately-named) sports drink, Pocari Sweat™ →
(3Yen / 2014-05-16)

Our previous “Sweat” reports include:



Tokyo court drops case against ‘Sperm Fairies’


Tokyo court drops public obscenity case over outdoor porn shoot
The Tokyo Reporter | 2016/09/30
The Tokyo District Court last week dropped a public obscenity case against 52 persons involved in the making of an adult video production which was filmed at a campground
Over a two-day period ending on October 1, 2013, nine actresses, referred to as “sperm fairies,” 24 actors and 19 other production personnel, including Norihide Murayama, 49, the former president of talent agency Marks Japan, participated in the making of the film...more...


Note that the Sperm Fairies are misspelling ‘WELL CµM’ using their t-shirts.

Our previous reports of hinkiness in Nippon include:



WE’RE BA-a-a-aCK!

Sorry about that gitch that took News.3Yen.com off-line for the past day, but…

Crash landing of a UFO on Mount Rokko Japan!

Reports are coming in to our news desk of a UFO crashed landing at an art festival in Mt. Rokko.

UFO ramen

goofy Google Translate of asahi.com in the pond of “Rokko Country House” a noodle Object with a diameter of 3.6 meters is displayed half out of the water as though it fell from the skymore...


In case you were wondering about the UFO logo on the flying saucer in the pond, Nissin Foods Inc. sells the highly popular “UFO” brand of instant Sosu Yakisoba (pan-fried noodles).


Other 3Yen reports of alien noodles include: