Sumitomo Corporation has decided to go with a truth-in-advertising approach and their recruiting division has decided to show prospective new hires exactly what is in store for them.
The recruiting video for Sumitomo salarymen-bots is by ‘World Order’ aka Genki Sudo (3Yen 2011-03-25) shows more of the true nature of Japanese life than would be expected.
For a mere 39,900 Japanese yen ($400 USD), you can now have a crappy crystal ‘Kumamon’ mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture. Wo0t!
Baccarat Presents Crystal Glass “Kumamon” Figure
JIJI Press | Dec. 2, 2013 –French high-end glass maker Baccarat will release on Dec. 9 crystal-glass figures of “Kumamon,” a mascot bear for Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan…more...
According to the Asahi News, the crystal ‘Kumamon’ is 11 cm tall, and takes skilled craftsmen painstaking efforts to prevent impurities and air bubbles from ruining the roundness of the glass bear’s belly. Baccarat supposedly had a hard time making this a commercialized product. Ri-i-i-ight.
Learn more at Kumamon’s official Facebook page.
Better not pout, better not cry…
or Cthulhu Claus will take you away.
Via Den4, the 3Yen’s correspondent at large
Nothing says Japanese “Kurisumasu” better than gathering around the toxic waste “Melty Go-Round” Christmas Tree from Fukushima that gently glows in the dark in traditional radioactive colors…
Kawaii “Melty Go-Round” Christmas Tree Debuts at Roppongi Hills —via @TokyoFashion’s twitter
On Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP” tour in Tokyo, Sunday, December 1st, she poses for the press with her life-sized, silicone f*ck dolls to promote her promotion of promoting (or something).
Can robots upstage Lady Gaga in Tokyo?
The Japan Times | 2013/12/01
…Lady Gaga, in Japan to promote her new album “Artpop,” was presented Sunday with four life-size dolls resembling her, created using precise anatomical measures and realistic silicone skin…
…The special state-of-the-art dolls were created by Orient Industry in Tokyo, a company that specializes in synthetic “love dolls.”
Previous posts of endless Japanese silicone love include:
• Love dolls for doggies! (3Yen / 2009-10-17)
• Tokyo Disneyland bus full of freakazoids (3Yen / 2009-03-08)
• i-doloids! Love Dolls for Japan (3Yen / 2008-01-04)
• Japanese Pro-Wrestler love dolls (3Yen / 2006-03-03)
Dr. Masaki Miya of Chiba Natural History Museum in Japan has led a team of Oxford University scientists using DNA evidence to conclude that the deep sea Black Swallower is really a kissing cousin to the Bluefin Tuna, which like say that a, “seal is more closely related to a cat than it is to a walrus.” WTF?!
Black Swallower vs Bluefin Tuna
Who do you fin you are? Tuna’s odd family tree
University of Oxford, 2013 Nov. 30th, via thealmagest.com
…Deep sea fish such as the black swallower, with an extendable stomach that enables it to eat fish larger than itself…are close cousins to mackerels and tuna despite having completely different body shapes and lifestyles [according to] the team, led by Dr Masaki Miya at Chiba Natural History Museum in Japan…
…‘Discovering that such radically different fish species are related is a bit like finding that a seal is more closely related to a cat than it is to a walrus!’ said Dr Matt Friedman of Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences, a co-author…more…
Gojira takes on Gobblerodon … Master Chef Godzilla’s way of cooking a Japanese Thanksgiving turkey. The Japanese word for turkey is Shichimenchou (–lit. Bird-of-the-7-Faces), but “Gobblerodon” sounds even more evil.
Embiggen to a Godzilla-sized photo, 750 x 632 px.
~Report by 3Yen correspondent-at-large, Den4
School daze cosplayz in Japan…
Via @____iDOL’s twitter
Via @____iDOL’s twitter
(The above photos are cosplaying of over 18 year old Japanese women.)
A mo’ betta bear than Radioactive Japanese Bears (3Yen / 2012-11-11) and much more fun than Sometimes you eat the bear … and sometimes the bear eats you. (3Yen / 2009-02-20) is …
…Japan’s Emperor of the Weird, director Iguchi Noboru is releasing Gothic Lolita Battle Bear (aka Nuiglumar Z in Japanese). Enjoy?
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