The “divisive” sign below warns to: Watch your step / It is dangerous.
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”…
— Mulboyne (@Mulboyne) February 26, 2015
Here are Japan Post’s new mascots, TEGAMI BOT and his sidekick SMOKE DETECTOR-kun. (-‿◦☀)
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 supplement Japan’s need for new approaches to care-giving
Ri-i-i-ight—Granny is gonna love this. ᶘ ᵒᴥᵒᶅ
Sadly, these nursing care robots of the RIKEN Institute have been around forever. RIBA-II, the care-giving Teddy Bear (3Yen.com / 2011-08-03) shown above has been in development for a long time without any the bear-bots going into practical use in nursing homes and hospitals.
The 3Yen first reported years ago about the predecessor of the RIBA, the RI-MAN robot in: Stroke my soft machine (3Yen / 2006-03-01)
Other Bear-bot reports on the 3Yen have included:
. . . —Care-bots for elderly…again (3Yen.com / 2013-06-22)
. . . —Bear-bot that reads your tweets (3Yen.com / 2011-01-26)
. . . —Robo-teddy vs Alzheimer’s (3Yen.com / 2010-10-08 )
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
(More details at the official Pocky Street website.)
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.