The Japanese government’s official ninja kancho team

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Prime Minister Abe (R) and the government’s “Cool Japan” initiative is sponsoring a huge, official NINJA KANCHO ATTACK.
The purpose of this poking kancho anus attack is to promote tourism by using “ninja culture as a magnet (Japan Today / 2018-Dec-12)” with the approach of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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Previous kancho attacks on the 3Yen include:

 



 


Be bear—Be careful

おはくま〜!みなさん、気をつけていってらっしゃいだモン〜☆
Be bear! Be careful everybody, mon!〜☆
(The bear mascot, Kumamon, revels in Tokyo’s Yamamote Line’s priority Bariatric Seating for three persons.)
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#KumaStrips

Our previous reports from the seat of power of Kumamon, include:

 



 

You better watch out / You better not cry~

🎶 You better watch out / You better not cry / Better not pout / I’m telling you why / Godzilla is stomping into town!🎶    @jsusang_2018

 

 

Nothing is charming?

nothing-is-charming-sign-yokohama-198x For past week in Yokohama, I’ve been stumbling across sidewalk signs reading:
     Nothing is charming.
Mysterious.
But hey, everything in Japan is a bit mysterious…especially mangled engrish.
 
 
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When I finally bothered to read the fine print, I discovered out the Yokohama City government and local businesses especially Starbucks Coffee Japan are holding an holding a “light down event” (sic) named Nothing is Charming on December 11, which is the 21st anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol.

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On Tuesday night from 7:00 to 8:00 PM, all lights in the cafes will be turned down to let people enjoy “Nothing” (and to “rethink our life without lights”). Originally the plan was to ban the use of any electronic devices during the “Nothing” event but the most recent press releases don’t mention that any more here in the Land of the Smartphone Obsessed.

♬ It’s beginning to look a lot like Squidmas ~

♪It’s beginning to look a lot like Squidmas…♪♬~

♬~Gather around the Squidmas tree …♪♬~

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For the-rest-of-the-story, please enjoy our previous explanation of the Spinning Squid Christmas Tree (3Yen / 2008-12-06).

 


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Japan’s Land Ministry warns of Atlantean woes

tsunami-danger-logo Mulboyne twitter iconMulboyne @Mulboyne writes:
Japan’s Land Ministry has come up with a symbol to designate buildings and places which have been hit by a tsunami. sankei.com/photo…

 
The early Greek temple on that logo does not look like a Japanese building (3Yen / 2008-06-29) at all. The Land Ministry must using the symbol to make the woes of the great tsunami of Atlantis a teachable point.

 
 



 


Kumamon’s surprise

Kabuto-zuka Kumamon was surprised to wake up this fine morning in a wooden coffin being placed in his special burial MON/モン〜! (円墳)
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Just a few of our many previous reports of Kumamon’s antics include:



Puking good fun toys

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Q: Why puking-good-fun “art” toys like the “MER CONTINENT” series?

A: Because of Japanese world’s highest rate of negative population growth, TOMY decided that adult toys would soon be their only market since Japan has so few children being born. Hence, Tomy’s new hinky “T.ARTS” brand.
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Japan’s Miss Universe is a Ninja Sailor Moon

Miss Japan Kurara Chibana in ninja
Who can forget Miss Universe Japan—a ninja high heels—Kurara Chibana? She won the contest’s national costume competition in her ninja bikini (3Yen / 2006-07-19). miss-japan-in-armor
 
Again in 2015 Miss Japan, Keiko Tsuji (3Yen / 2015-01-26), wore Ashigaru armor as her national costume in the preliminaries for Miss Universe.
 
Now in this year’s competition…
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Miss Universe Japan debuts Sailor Moon ninja transformation dress as national costume for 2018
soranews24.com | by Oona McGee | 2018-Nov-23
Yuumi Kato thrills audience at pre-broadcast event by transforming from sexy ninja to magical warrior Sailor Moon in secondsmore...

 
Where is Sailor Bubba (3Yen / 2010-02-16) when we need him to save us?


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